hello.

G'day. I'm Travis Jordan and I'm a good boy. My pronouns are he/him.

I live and work in Melbourne on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I grew up in Logan south of Brisbane on stolen Turrbul, Yuggera and Bundjalung lands.

I'm a policy and communications professional. I have experience in political advocacy, campaigns design, boards governance and strategic planning.

I’m a strategist, problem-solver and story-teller.
I’m a policy designer, systems architect and digital native.
I'm a campaigner, organiser and mobiliser.

I help teams develop new ways of visualising and selling their stories to new audiences.

I bring a unique instinct to my work. I've worked with community campaigns, political parties, MPs and Ministers. I know what matters - and how to make it work for you.

I'm always after new opportunities so if you have something exciting in the works, hit me up!

If you're looking for a board member to support your organisation, I'm always keen on improving workers rights, empowering marginalised communities and supporting creative industries.

projects I've worked on

I work on a lot of stuff for a lot of people and I forget a lot of the things I've done. Here's a few of the things I can remember.

integrity and conflicts of interest - mid 2018 to mid 2019

I undertook a comprehensive review of the conflicts of interest framework for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

I synthesised new internal, stakeholder and portfolio agency model policies - along with new processes, guidance, forms, registers and employee training packages - from the Victorian Public Sector Commission's whole-of-government conflicts of interest and gifts, benefits and hospitality directions and the recommendations of inquiries, reviews and investigations across Victorian Government. The process involved dozens of briefs, executive-level consultation across the department, whole-of-government and nearly 100 independent portfolio agencies.

I collaborated with Information Services to build a new fully-online smart form to declare private interests, conflicts of interest, gift offers and invitations to events.

The final package massively improved compliance with conflict of interest management systems, reduced corruption risks across government and had positive feedback from employees and external stakeholders, especially regarding the reduced administrative burden to report conflicts or gift offers.


public service - late 2018 to early 2019

To begin the process of addressing the gaps in the Australian Greens policy platform, I developed a public service policy as the basis of a larger government administration policy. I consulted with the Community and Public Sector Union, our party members working for the Australian Public Service, and the relevant Party Room Spokespeople. The policy and accompanying election initiative were negotiated through each state's policy review process before final negotiation at the Australian Greens Policy Coordinating Committee and the National Conference Plenary Meeting.

This new policy shows our party's maturity and its newfound need to consider not just that what's and why's of our policies, but the how's.

The policy is available here and the election initiative is available here.


improving abortion access - late 2017 to early 2018

I developed a legislative package for to force the Government to accelerate their election commitment to improve access to termination services in the ACT.

Health (Improving Abortion Access) Amendment Bill 2018
Explanatory statement, human rights compatibility and consultation notes

The Bill was debated on 19 September 2018 and passed, with some minor technical amendments brought by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. The debate is available in Hansard (page 3836).

The final Bill, including Government amendments and supplementary explanatory statement, is available here.


privacy and consent - early 2017 to early 2018

I worked on criminalising "revenge porn" in the ACT as part of the roll-out of the National Statement of Principles on the Criminalisation of Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images.

Discussion paper on criminalising invasions of privacy
Crimes (Invasion of Privacy) Amendment Bill 2017
Explanatory statement, human rights compatibility and consultation notes


The final Bill as passed is available here.

I later continued my privacy work by rolling out a reform package on consent in sexual violence offences in the ACT.

Discussion paper on consent relating to sexual offences
Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018
Explanatory statement, human rights compatibility and consultation notes

On 8 May 2018, the Justice and Community Safety Committee of the ACT Legislative Assembly initiated an inquiry into this Bill.

The Committee presented their report on 31 October 2018, recommending that the Bill not proceed in its current form and any reform wait until the completion of the NSW Law Reform Commission's consent inquiry.


legislating human rights - mid 2016

I helped research and write a submission to the Queensland Parliament's Inquiry into a Human Rights Act on behalf of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. I also project managed a team of volunteer students in developing the submission and coordinated ALHR members in contributing to it.

The submission is available here.

jobs I've had

This is a kinda hightech cv or lowtech linkedin depending how you look at it. These are all the jobs I've had - paid, unpaid, voluntary - plus my education and skills. DM me for refs.

paid work

Media Adviser at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
July 2019 to November 2019 - 1.0fte, secondment
My work supports the delivery of media support, issues management and advice to groups and ministerial offices. I deal directly with media outlets and coordinate/provide responses on behalf of the department across all portfolios.

Policy Officer - Governance at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
June 2018 to June 2019 - 0.8fte, ongoing
My work includes writing internal policies in plain English, process visualisation and digitisation, communication planning, risk analysis, strategic planning and preparing briefs. I also work on board appointments, governance and integrity policy and facilitating ethical decision-making.

Policy Adviser and Office Manager at the Office of Caroline Le Couteur MLA (ACT Greens)
January 2017 to June 2018 - 1.0fte, ongoing
My portfolio responsibilities were arts and culture, food security, animal welfare, privacy, electoral reform, renters' rights, and municipal services. I negotiated with Ministers, opposition MPs and community stakeholders. I wrote questions and speeches, and drafted bills and explanatory notes.

Policy Officer - Practice and Standards at the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
November 2016 to January 2017 - 1.0fte, 3mth contract
I was doing legal work including client-facing as well as working on policy, legislation, “Digital Futures” planning, generating client-side process improvements, and researching succession, caveats, and trusts.


Field Organiser at Michael Berkman's campaign for Maiwar
October 2017 to November 2017 - 1.0fte, casual

Legal Clerk at Craig Ray & Associates, Solicitors
August 2014 to October 2016 - 0.6fte, casual

Administration Assistant at the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
February 2014 to August 2014 - 0.6fte, 6mth contract

Administration and IT Support at Communify Queensland
February 2014 to August 2014 - 0.4fte, casual

Retail and Lab Assistant at Bentley's Camera House
November 2013 to January 2014 - 1.0fte, casual

Retail Assistant at Stafford Ellinson Menswear
October 2012 to September 2013 - 0.4fte, casual

Retail Manager at Real Christmas Trees
October 2011 to December 2011 - 1.0fte, casual

Bartender at Suncorp Stadium
April 2010 to November 2010 - 0.2fte, casual

Student Ambassador at the University of Queensland
March 2009 to November 2014 - 0.1fte, casual

Waiter at La Dolce Vida Cafe
February 2009 to October 2009 - 0.4fte, casual

Retail Assistant at Wow Sight and Sound
October 2008 to February 2009 - 0.4fte, casual


appointments to boards and offices

General Board Member at Freeplay
July 2019 to present - board appointment, non-executive, unpaid

National Policy Coordinator and AG-PCC Convenor at the Australian Greens
November 2018 to August 2019 - elected office, non-executive, unpaid

National Policy Delegate and Election Strategist at the ACT Greens
November 2017 to November 2018 - elected office, non-executive, unpaid

Deputy Policy Convenor (Society & Democracy) at the Queensland Greens
June 2016 to March 2017 - elected office, non-executive, unpaid


unpaid work

building a Green New Deal for Australia at the Climate Justice Collective, Melbourne
February 2019 to present

campaigning for Adam Pulford for Wills at the Victorian Greens, Melbourne
January 2019 to present

campaigning for sustainable urban planning and sustainable cities at the Friends of the Earth, Melbourne
August 2018 to November 2018

campaigning for Huong Truong for Western Metropolitan Region at the Victorian Greens, Melbourne
June 2018 to November 2018

bargaining for a better deal for all ACT public servants at the Community and Public Sector Union, Canberra
August 2017 to June 2018

campaigning for equal marriage and equal love at the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign, Canberra
August 2017 to December 2017


producing live political panel shows at the New Globe Theatre, Brisbane
October 2016 to August 2017

campaigning for Larissa Waters for the Senate at the Queensland Greens, Brisbane
February 2016 to July 2016

campaigning for abortion decriminalisation at Young Queenslanders for a Right to Choose
January 2016 to October 2018

campaigning for a Human Rights Act for Queensland at Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Brisbane
January 2016 to January 2017

founding and editing a literary journal for humanities students at Jacaranda, Brisbane
July 2014 to January 2016

designing an education framework and training young adults at SAIT, Brisbane
September 2012 to November 2015

designing city-wide live games at Urban Challenge, Brisbane
January 2010 to December 2012

designing peer-led activities for an accessible summer camp at Agoonoree, Brisbane
September 2009 to October 2013

writing children's musicals at Brisbane Gang Show, Brisbane
January 2009 to July 2016


qualifications

Master of Communication (in progress) at RMIT University

Admitted as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Queensland

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Australian National University

Master of Law (partial completion) at Københavns Universitet

Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at the University of Queensland


vocational training

Facilitation for Community Engagement at Capire Learning Labs

Queensland Government Policy Practice at the University of Queensland

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (partial completion) at SAIT

Certificate IV in Frontline Management at SAIT

Certificate III in Leadership Support at SAIT

Certificate III in Business at SAIT


soft skills

  • I have a strong work ethic that reflects my deeply-felt values, beliefs and passions.

  • I'm big picture oriented so, while I sometimes miss the little details, I catch all the context.

  • I'm a leader from the front motivating and mobilising people to action by setting my own example.

  • I'm a risk-taker and believe there's as much value in failure as success.

  • I'm a powerful public speaker and communicate with purpose and clarity.

  • I love working with people and improving peoples’ lives – in my team and in the wider community.

  • I showcase my excellence in communications in my work.

  • I have an eye for design and in developing eye-catching reports, diagrams and publications.

  • I have experience with writing, editing and publishing including editing academic journals.

  • I have implemented community engagement plans with surveys, online workshops and one-on-ones.

  • I have the skills to establish strong and lasting stakeholder relationships and achieve change.

  • I am a lateral thinker, problem solver and troubleshooter able to produce out-of-the-box solutions.

  • I streamline processes through digitisation, automation and root-and-branch rewrites.

  • I have organise for change, developing campaigns, building narratives and influencing decision-makers.

  • I've worked on every step of the policy cycle.

  • I process information quickly, collating research and synthesising explainers on complex topics.

  • I have policy experience in socio-legal reform, women’s and SOGII issues, integrity and drug reform.

  • I understand my own limits and know how to manage my own time, stress and priorities.

  • My Myers-Briggs profile is the Campaigner – Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceptive.


hard skills

  • Word, Scrivener, OneNote and writing software - advanced

  • PowerPoint, Keynote and presentation software - advanced

  • InDesign, Acrobat and document design software – advanced

  • Planner, Asana and project management systems – advanced

  • Excel, Access and data processing software – intermediate

  • Photoshop, Illustrator and graphic design software – intermediate

  • NationBuilder, CiviCRM and customer relationship management systems – intermediate

  • SharePoint, DropBox and content management systems – intermediate

  • gVirs, Union Central, eCanvasser and campaign management systems - intermediate

  • Typing speed of 105 words per minute at >95% accuracy, including dictation.


active affiliations and memberships

  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

  • Australian Unemployed Workers Union

  • Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (Union Aid Abroad)

  • Climate Justice Collective

  • Community and Public Sector Union

  • Liberty Victoria

  • National Tertiary Education Union

  • Open Australia Foundation

  • Retail and Fast Food Workers Union

  • Search Foundation

  • The Australian Greens, Victoria

how to contact me

I'm available to chat pretty much all the time. I don't mind catching up for a coffee in person if I'm in town or giving you a call if I'm not.

Just shoot me an email first.

hello. is it me you're looking for
i can see it in your eyes
i can see it in your smile
you're all i've ever wanted,
and my arms are open wide
'cause you know just what to say
and you know just what to do
and i want to tell you so much,



i love mobilising people to make meaningful change to our society and empower marginalised communities.