The Government Law Committee exists to support and equip government lawyers and private practitioners working in the area of government law, at both a Commonwealth and Territory level. The committee provides a platform for members to discuss relevant issues, develop guidance and resources, and organise further training for lawyers operating in this space.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Committee Administrator on


  • Sarah Byrne, Proximity (Chair)
  • Athena Cains, McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Libby Carroll, Holding Redlich
  • Alyssa Dunn, Australian Taxation Office
  • Brian Kildea, HAYS
  • Holly Matley, Attorney-General's Department
  • Kathleen McCarron, Dept of Finance
  • Sanaz Mirzabegian, ACT Government Solicitor
  • Rebekha Pattison, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Adam Peppinck, Mills Oakley
  • Christine Plevey, Minter Ellison
  • Mark Smith, Safe Work Australia
  • Angus Tye, Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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