Class notes

We encourage our alumni to share news of their successes and to keep us updated by submitting your own class notes. Here are some of the updates our alumni have recently shared with us or have been in the media.

24
Nov
2017

New Consul-General in Chennai

H.E. Susan Grace, LLM ‘97

H.E. Susan Grace has been appointed as Australia’s next Consul-General in Chennai. She was most recently Australia’s Deputy Head of Mission, Abu Dhabi and has served as Ambassador to Nepal, Deputy Head of Mission to Tehran and First Secretary, New Delhi.
23
Nov
2017

Faulks appointed part-time Commissioner

The Hon John Faulks , LLB (Hons) ‘69

The Honourable John Faulks will assist the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct the first comprehensive review of the family law system. Mr Faulks was a Judge of the Family Court of Australia and Deputy Chief Justice of the Court.
10
Nov
2017

Roland appointed Partner in Sydney office

James Roland, BA ’95, LLB ’96

James Roland has been appointed a Partner in the Banking & Finance: Recovery & Insolvency team in the Sydney office of Gadens. He was previously a Partner at TurksLegal and was a Senior Legal Counsel at National Australia Bank.
11
Oct
2017

Jauncey appointed Partner at Lander & Rogers

Stephen Jauncey , BA ’94, LLB ’94

Stephen Jauncey has been appointed Partner at Lander & Rogers Lawyers in the Workplace Relations & Safety practice. He has been ranked by Doyle's Guide as one of the Top 20 employment lawyers in Australia.
10
Oct
2017

Chief Judge Pascoe appointed to the Family Court

Justice John Pascoe AC CVO , BA ’69, LLB (Hons) ‘71

The Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Family Court commencing 13 October 2017. He has served as the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia since 2004.
06
Oct
2017

Justice Penfold to retire from ACT Supreme Court

The Hon Justice Hillary Penfold PSM QC, BA '75, LLB (Hons) '77

Justice Hillary Penfold will retire in early 2018 after a decade on the bench of the ACT Supreme Court. She was the first female resident judge of the ACT Supreme Court and has been described as a “trailblazer” for women lawyers.
29
Sep
2017

Fantin appointed District Court Judge

Tracy Fantin, BA (Hons) ’88, LLB (Hons) ’88

Cairns barrister Tracy Fantin has been named a District Court Judge of Queensland. She is highly experienced in planning, environment and local government matters and in 2016 was named Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year by the QLD Women Lawyers Association.
22
Sep
2017

Vale Dr Karl Alderson PSM

Dr Karl Alderson PSM, BEc ’92, LLB (Hons) ’94, GDLP ’95

Distinguished Commonwealth and ACT public servant Dr Karl Alderson passed away after a long illness. He has been remembered as the key architect of Australia's counter-terrorism laws and as a "giant" of the public service.
13
Sep
2017

Adrian Piccoli reflects on his political career

Adrian Piccoli, BEc '92, LLB '93

Adrian Piccoli is profiled as an outgoing NSW Member of Parliament. He retires as the state Member for Murray after an almost 20-year career as a politician. He will take up the role as director of a newly created institute for education with UNSW.
07
Sep
2017

Leon announced as new Secretary of DHS

Renee Leon PSM, BA (Hons) ’93, LLB (Hons) ’93

Renee Leon PSM has been appointed Secretary of the Department of Human Services. She was previously Secretary at the Department of Employment having also held senior roles in Attorney-General’s and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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