Prior to coming to the Bar in 2001, Kaye worked as a lawyer at McBain & Associates, Family Lawyers. Between 1998 and 1999 she worked as a Law Clerk and then completed her articles with Christopher Bunnett Solicitor. Since coming to the Bar Kaye has volunteered with the Family Law Assistance Programme and the Intervention Order Support Scheme. Kaye has also lectured on a sessional basis at VUT, and has instructed at Leo Cussen in Family Law during 2005 and 2006, and RMIT during 2008. Kaye is also an Accredited Advocacy Coach. Kaye is a member of the Victorian Bar Health and Wellbeing Committee, and is a member of the LIV’s Children and Youth Issues Committee.
Outside the Bar Kaye was a Board Director of Alfred Health from July 2014 until July 2023. During that time Kaye was a member of the Audit Committee, the Chair of the Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Committee, the Chair of the People and Culture Committee, and the Chair of the Primary Care and Population Health Advisory Committee. Kaye was also a member of the Community Advisory Committee
From 1980 to 1995 Kaye was employed at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and between 1985 and 1995 she was the AIDS and Haemophilia Counsellor and Clinical Nurse Consultant. This state-wide role encompassed counselling, testing, education, clinical evaluation, assessment, coordination, treatment procedures and research. This service was also provided to staff and families, recipients of blood or blood products, cases where there was a concern about child and/or sexual abuse, intravenous drug users and their children, adolescents, individuals and families where there was a concern about transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B & C, children placed for adoption both within and inter-country and those who sustained needle-stick injuries or had gross contamination of blood.
From 1993 until 1995 Kaye was a member of the Board of Management of the Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital. Kaye was also a member of various committees some of which included the National AIDS Counsellor Association, Paediatric AIDS Task Force, the AIDS Education Strategy Committee, the RCH Infection Control Committee, and the AIDS Health Department task force education programme.
Publications: Ekert, H., McNaught, K.L. Absence of antibodies to HTLV-III/LAV virus in family members who administer coagulation products in Home treatment programmes. The Medical Journal of Australia, 23 June 1986, 144:721-2.McNaught, K. L. Paediatric AIDS. The Australian Nurses Journal, August 1987, 17(2).McNaught, K. L., Gilbert, L., Tiedemann, K., Jutila, P. Guidelines for Hospital Management of Patients at Risk of Transmitting HTLV-III or Bloodborne Hepatitis Viruses. The Victorian Hospitals’ Association Limited, 1986.McNaught, K., Review of The Silent Petition, by Tung Y. Ming. The Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, June 1994, Vol 30 No. 2.McNaught, K., Home Treatment – Handling Blood, National Haemophilia, April 1988, No. 18.McNaught, K., Haemophilia Care at the Royal Children’s Hospital, National Haemophilia, September 1990, No. 45.
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