Mat Henderson is the Principal Lawyer of Reparation Legal, a state lecturer in charge at Thomas More Law School at ACU and casual academic at Southern Cross University law school.
He is a long-time advocate for better patient access to medicinal cannabis and drug law reform generally. Mat has a particular interest in military veterans and frontline workers with PTSD who are caught up in the criminal justice system due to their use of medicinal cannabis and appears in such matters pro bono. He has research interests in cannabinoid science and the law, namely the need for an amnesty for cannabis possession/cultivation for genuine self-medication purposes, drug driving law reform and the expungement of minor cannabis and other drug convictions. Mat also assists plaintiffs in various civil claims connected with polypharmacy and unsafe prescribing.
Mat is a convenor of the Australian Drug Lawyers Network and the legal lead for the Drive Change campaign.