The Shield: December 2019

This month’s newsletter reflects on all our highlights for 2019, and what a year it was!

The year started with the release of the final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Staff were quick to drop everything and fly to Canberra to attend the stakeholder lockup.

In March we launched #CCLSWASupporters. Janine Freeman MP spoke at the event and commented that we were punching above our weight.

Our wonderful colleague, Faith Cheok, was nominated for Woman Lawyer of the Year and our dedicated board member, Bev Jowle, received a finalist award in the Consumer Protection Awards.

In May we were finalists in the AG Community Service Law Award, and our Managing Solicitor, Gemma Mitchell, featured in the lawyers make a difference campaign.

June saw the opportunity for a trip to Kalgoorlie to deliver our new games based education programs.

Our Senior Solicitor, Roberta Grealish, and Gemma Mitchell flew to Melbourne in August to appear at ASIC’s public hearings on RG209. They were among the first to publicly comment on the ASIC and Westpac ‘Wagyu and Shiraz’ case.

Later that month we wrapped up our Law Reform Project for Consumer Protection, consisting of 115 pages.

A huge highlight from this year was the opportunity to expose Debt Vultures on 9 News. Click here to watch the news clip and read all about these highlights and many many more.

 

 

 

Michael Duncan