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Neave, Marcia

The Honourable, AO

Occupation
Academic, Commissioner, Judge and Lawyer

Summary

The Honourable Marcia Neave AO was a judge of the Court of Appeal until her appointment as the Chair of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in February 2015.

Commissioner Neave has been a professor at three Australian universities and has always had an interest in the way the law responds to the needs of women. She taught family law at Monash University.

She was the foundation Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, which worked on projects including Defences to Homicide, Sexual Offences and Reproductive Technology. In the early 1980s she was Research Director and a part-time Commissioner at the New South Wales Law Reform Commission.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.rcfv.com.au/Commissioners (9 August 2016); https://www.vicbar.com.au/wba/millennium.htm.

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Colleague

  • Owens, Rosemary

    Owens and Neave were colleagues in the School of Law at the University of Adelaide

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