On episode 64 of the podcast I interview George Newhouse. George is a non-Indigenous man originally from Yuggera country, who is the principal solicitor of the National Justice Project and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University. He is well known for his extensive work in fighting for justice for the mentally ill, LGBTI Australians, immigrants, prisoners, asylum seekers, youth detainees, and First Nations people.
George co-founded the National Justice Project in 2016 with Dan Mori and Duncan Fine. As the principal solicitor of the Project his work involves using the law in ways that support and advance social justice and human rights in Australia. It does this by supporting those who are least able to access justice and whose cases can advance human rights within Australia and the Pacific region. In addition the National Justice Project has taken on a number of research, education, advocacy and reform projects such as the Aboriginal Health Project.
George is a leading voice on social justice issues in the public sphere. We had quite an in-depth yarn regarding a number of issues and injustices that First Nations people have faced over the years and still face today including cases that he has worked on at the National Justice Project.
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