About Me

‘Stephen Sander, former political refugee and now a lawyer with Allens Arthur Robinson, experienced the power of legal systems early on in life.’ (Cross-border Lawyer, Lawyers Weekly, 28 February 2003)

My unique life experiences along my journey, including growing up in a communist dictatorship, and becoming a political dissident and refugee during my teenage years, have been formative influences on my personal and professional development.

Those experiences created a complex personality which is strong but compassionate, and decisive but consultative.

Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing significant to say.
Andy Stanley

Those qualities helped me to build a new life in my adopted home, Australia, where I learned to speak English on the job, worked hard to secure a place at university, completed a double degree in business and law, and went on to build a successful career.

My values are underpinned by a desire for authenticity, decency, integrity, fairness, human dignity, and social justice. The sum of my life experinces is the driving force behind my fearless commitment to human rights, social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

I consider myself a modern, socially liberal, and culturally progressive individual.

My agility, curiosity, and never-ending desire to learn, innovate, and reinvent are the quintessential building blocks of my success in both my personal and professional life.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

I enjoy the arts and literature, and respect science. I regularly draw from the experiences of learned artists, authors, philosophers, scientists, and thinkers through their pearls of timeless wisdom across various cultures, and centuries.

I am also a creative personality, and I enjoy exploring ideas, reading, and writing. I write about a wide range of subjects, from social media, to the law, knowledge, and cultural, political, and social issues, at my blog The Vue Post.