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Leanne Mitchell

Local Government Consultant

Leanne Mitchell

Local Government Consultant and Churchill Fellow

Leanne Mitchell is a local government worker, writer and anthropologist, convinced that we can all do better to make the world a fairer place.  

Her work and study over the last two decades - in government, the UN and the not-for-profit sector - has allowed her to respond to homelessness in many different forms.

Managing homelessness programs for the City of Melbourne and Brimbank City Council exposed Leanne to the scope and many limitations that local government faces in responding to street sleeping.

In 2022, Leanne undertook a Churchill Fellowship investigating how councils can respond to homelessness while balancing responsibilities to the wider community. 
Her report, Everybody’s Business, focuses on the contribution local government can make towards ending homelessness and provides practical guidelines and case studies to assist Councils in taking action.