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NELA’s 2020 AGM with the Hon Simon Molesworth AO QC as guest speaker

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION LTD ACN 008 657 761
will be held on
Wednesday 21st October 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm (AEST)
on Zoom – Meeting ID: 879 9814 3797 Passcode: 351926

AGENDA

1. Welcome and notification of proxies
2. Apologies received
3. Confirmation of minutes of the 2019 AGM held on 3 October 2019
4. President’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report & Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2020
6. Declaration of directors nominated for election
7. General Business
8. Guest speaker:
The Hon Simon Molesworth AO QC – ‘A reality check: thirty-six years on – is Australia’s natural and cultural heritage adequately served by the nation’s current environmental laws?’
The Hon Simon Molesworth AO QC has dedicated much of his life to environmental law. In 1989 NELA awarded Simon the then Australian Environmental Law Award for being a person who has ‘made an outstanding contribution to the development and understanding of environmental law in Australia’. In 2020 NELA conferred on Simon the distinction of honorary life membership. Simon has formerly served as an Acting Justice of the Land & Environment Court of NSW, a Senior Legal Member of two Victorian tribunals, a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University and Adjunct Professor in Social & Environmental Sustainability at La Trobe University. He was instrumental in the foundation of the first environmental law association in Australia – the Environmental Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria, then NELA, the Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand, Australian Environmental Defenders’ Office and the International National Trusts Organisation, all of which he has led for many years. Successive governments at both State and Federal levels have appointed him to numerous boards, advisory committees and commissions. Australia has recognised his achievements by honouring him as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994, awarding him the Centenary Medal in 2001 and then elevating him to Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012. He has been a QC for 25 years and a barrister, at the Victorian Bar, for 36 years.
9. Close

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEDT

Venue

Zoom