Ishita is a patriot. She is passionate about faith, family and community and above all, is a proud Liberal and Australian. She is an experienced barrister, small business owner, trusted advisor and academic. Born in India, she immigrated to Australia in the 80s with her parents, Neera and Manu. She was a carer for her 92 year old grandmother, Nirmala.
Since her call to the Bar, Ishita has been a strong advocate for a wide range of clients including federal and state government departments, such as the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation and Chief Commissioners of State Revenue. She has represented multinational corporations, private schools embroiled in litigation with the government and everyday mums and dads who have found themselves caught up in the legal system.
Ishita has been elected to and served on:
"Foremost I believe that human life is valuable and precious. Truth, respect, freedom and justice are virtues fundamental to a civil society. When presented with a challenge, we must exercise discernment and wisdom and avoid politics and confusion. Serving others is one of the greatest and most fulfilling endeavours of human life."Download BrochureDownload CV
Ishita’s grandfather was in the Royal Indian Air Force. He, as with all of Ishita’s grandparents, was forced to flee from his country, land and life in 1947 during the partition of India. They found themselves displaced and having to rebuild their lives from scratch.
From selling fruit in street carts to farming and manufacturing, Ishita’s grandparents did whatever it took to overcome adversity. Ishita’s father was born in a refugee camp and came to be educated in the emerging industry of information technology. Her father served in the Indian Navy as a Lieutenant Commander.
Values of perseverance, education and service to others were imparted on Ishita from a young age and the pursuit of which ultimately led her parents to have the opportunity to immigrate to Australia.