A 25-year snapshot of translating 60,000 years of culture into Common Law rights

Thursday, 7 June 2018
Prof Greg McIntyre SC

Greg McIntyre SC, Barrister, John Toohey Chambers, Western Australia was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle since 2001, teaching Indigenous Peoples and the Law. He was the Solicitor for John Koowarta in the 1982 High Court Case of Koowarta v Bjelke Petersen which held that the Racial Discrimination Act was valid as an exercise of the external affairs power, and solicitor for the Meriam People in Mabo v Queensland from 1981 to 1992, appearing as Counsel for Eddie Koiki Mabo in the High Court in 1991. He has appeared as Counsel in several native title cases, Racial Discrimination Act cases and Aboriginal Heritage protection cases in the High Court, Federal Court and Supreme Court.