John Reid PSM

John Reid PSM
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First Assistant Secretary, Office of International Law

Attorney-General's Department

Other degrees: BA, LLB (Hons) [Macquarie]

John has led the Office of International Law in the Attorney-General's Department since 2013. He is responsible for advice to government on all areas of international law. 

  • Currently services as the Agent for Australia before the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and has appeared before both those tribunals.
  • Formerly worked as Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, as an in-house Legal Adviser for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Departmental Liaison Officer to Attorney-General Robert McClelland.
  • Awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2018 Australia Day Honours for 'outstanding public service through the provision of legal advice to the Commonwealth'.

John Reid PSM

LLM '08
Years at ANU
2006 to 2008

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