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Law Council of Australia


2021 ILS New York Chapter – Networking Event

Speech delivered via online by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President of the Law Council of Australia, 14 October 2021 (EDT).

"The Honourable Nicholas Greiner, Australian Consul-General to New York, Ms Mary Walker OAM, Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section, Ms Susan Davies, Convenor of International Law Section New York Chapter – and the Australian lawyers for whom this event is all about.

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands upon which Mary and I speak and their leaders past present and emerging.

It is my great pleasure to ‘beam in’ from Cairns (on a sunny Friday morning), to join you all – although of course, I truly regret that I am unable to join you in person, as predecessors of mine have been able.

I also thank the Australian Consulate for so generously hosting this event for a third time. I have warm memories of the Consulate in New York – that’s where I voted in the republican referendum when I too lived in New York."

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