Law Council of Australia


The role of courts in shaping legal transformation

Speech delivered by Mr Greg McIntyre SC, Law Council of Australia President, at the Fiji Law Society Convention 2024, 19 January 2024, Fiji. 

"I acknowledge the distinguished guests who have been referred to, the Acting Chief Justice, the Attorney-General, the Solicitor-General and the President of the Fiji Law Association.

The role of the Courts in shaping legal transformation is a topic close to my heart, having devoted most of my years in legal practice to the areas of Native Title, Aboriginal heritage protection, environmental law and racial discrimination.

In this presentation I will share with you a series of landmark Australian cases – some historic cases on the rights of First Nations Australians (a number of which I was personally involved in); as well as more recent cases relating to climate change which continue to test legal boundaries."

Read full speech in the link below.


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