The third issue of our Australian Government Solicitor magazine is out now.
For our third issue, we were delighted that we could publish Robert Orr PSM QC’s excellent speech on the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision that was so influential in recognising the native title rights of Indigenous Australians.
There was another anniversary this year and we are delighted that Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS agreed that we could publish his reflections on the founding of the Federal Court of Australia 40 years ago. Read more
AGS’s Jane Lye finalist ‘In-house lawyer of the year’ at Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017
On Friday 20 October 2017, Jane Lye was a finalist in the category of ‘In-house lawyer of the Year’ at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, which recognises the success of female legal professionals who demonstrate a passion for the law and dedication to personal advancement.
Jane is an outstanding government lawyer, leader and mentor. A highly effective operator, Jane manages teams including as Director of the AGS Brisbane Office, leader of AGS Dispute Resolution’s national tax team and at the helm in the conduct of high-profile legal matters for the Commonwealth. Read more
Chris Behrens wins ACT Law Society Government Law Award 2017
On Friday 25 August 2017, Chris Behrens was presented with the Government Law Award of the ACT Law Society. As only the third recipient since the award’s establishment in 2015, Chris is recognised for his leadership, legal expertise and commitment to serving the Commonwealth, as well as his community involvement.
‘This is a tremendous accolade for Chris and a fitting recognition of his many achievements and contributions over a distinguished career,’ said the Australian Government Solicitor Michael Kingston. Read more
AGS has recently adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy.
This policy aims to assist cultural change in the legal profession’s gender briefing practices and encourages the engagement of women barristers with relevant seniority and expertise, experience or interest in the relevant area. Read more