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Peter Dunning QC


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Paul Czarnota tribunal appointment


Congratulations to Paul Czarnota who was recently appointed as an inaugural tribunal member to the newly formed National Sports Tribunal by Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Commonwealth Minister for Youth and Sport.

Fiona McLeod AO S.C.


Congratulations to Fiona McLeod AO S.C. on her appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to the law, and to the legal profession, at the national and international level, and to women lawyers.’


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