Who we are

The team of the Migrant Workers Centre is here to help you understand your rights at work.

We want to make sure you know your rights and we empower you to enforce them, this is why we all have different expertises.

We also speak a few different languages, to make sure you can find someone to talk to
(English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Tamil, Korean, French, Portuguese).

Matt Kunkel is the director of the Migrant Workers Centre.
Organiser for a long time at United Voice, he has years of experience working with migrant workers.


Sherry Huang is an organiser at the Migrant Workers Centre and a researcher for ABC Four Corners, Deakin University. In January 2013 she started her PhD at RMIT University. Sherry founded T-WHY, a digital information service for young Taiwanese people working in Australia, in 2014. Since 2015, T-WHY has collaborate with Korean and Hong Kong community, formed United WHY.


Gabriel Dain is a project organiser at the Migrant Workers Centre. He has years of experience working for United Voice. He was involved in different progressive movement, including climate action.
He is also the project manager of the multicultural safety ambassador program. 


Wallace Huang is an organiser at the Migrant Workers Centre. He has a deep knowledge in industrial relations and workplace and he delivers workplace rights training to communities across Victoria.


Hyeseon Jeong
is a research and policy officer. She develops project organising migrant workers and has a deep knowledge about workplace rights to migrants community. She is doing research in industrial relations and migration system. 


Lavanya Thavaraja is an organiser at the Migrant Workers Centre. She has an extensive experience working with refugees. She organises workers in the manufacturer industry and initiated the migrant workers solidarity network in Victoria. Lavanya is the founder of the Tamil Workers Council. 


Sam Jiayi Liu is a media and Communication officer at the Migrant Workers Centre.