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Law Council of Australia


Jack Richardson Oration

"Emeritus Professor Jack Richardson was a visionary, his ability to shape and design new and emerging institutions, particularly the Australian National Universities faculty of law and Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Office have left a lasting impact on Australia’s legal landscape.

His life-long passion for constitutional law and role on the joint parliamentary committee which recommended the repeal of the provision preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from being counted in the census, was both contemporary and bold..."

Speech delivered by Fiona McLeod SC, President, Law Council of Australia at the High Court of Australia, Canberra. Read full speech below.


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