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Meeting with Ministerial Delegation from Malaysia

5 June 2024
 

        Caption: Malaysian Ministerial Delegation with President-elect Juliana Warner and the Law Council Secretariat

On 5 June 2024,  Law Council President-elect Juliana Warner and Chief Executive Officer, Dr James Popple met with a Ministerial delegation from Malaysia.
The delegation visit to Australia was part of a multi-jurisdictional study tour examining separation of powers in government, so as to better inform law reform in Malaysia which seeks to separate the role of the Attorney General and Public Prosecutor.

The delegation which visited the Law Council Secretariat in Canberra, was led by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Law and Institutional Reform), Mr M. Kulasegaran and comprised of members of the Malaysian Parliament, the President of the Malaysian Bar Council, Mr Mohamad Ezri, as well as senior officials from the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department.

President-elect Warner provided an overview of the Law Council’s work and the separation of powers in Australia, noting the distinct functions of the Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Solicitor-General and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). Discussion focused on the independent role of the CDPP and the importance of transparency in Ministerial decision making.

Caption: Malaysian Ministerial Delegation Meeting

Caption L: President Mohamad Ezri and Juliana Warner holding a copy of the Malaysian Bar’s MOU with the Law Council signed in 2000.

Caption R: Deputy Minister M Kulasegaran and Juliana Warner

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