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Macquarie Law School

Adjunct Professor George Newhouse

Associate Professor George Newhouse

Position: Adjunct Professor
Tel: +61 2 9327 2289
Email: george.newhouse@mq.edu.au

Profile

A graduate of University of NSW, Professor Newhouse has had nearly 30 years of experience working in law in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is an Australian legal practitioner and a certified practicing accountant (CPA).

Professor Newhouse joined JPMorgan in Sydney as a corporate finance executive and was later transferred to JPMorgan's New York office. From New York. He moved to London where he worked for two years as a capital markets lawyer for Clifford Chance. In 1990 he returned to Sydney and continued working as a lawyer with Swaab & Associates. He became an accredited mediator and was a member of the Consumer Trader Tenancy Tribunal from 1999 to 2007 and a mediator for the Workers Compensation Commission from 2001 to 2010.

In addition to his expertise in Social Justice Law, Newhouse specialises in Defamation, Privacy, Negligence, Property, Finance and Planning Law.

As the Principal Solicitor of the National Justice 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 Innocence Project and the Aboriginal Health Project.

Qualifications

BCom LLB (UNSW)

Teaching Responsibilities

George runs the Law School's Social Justice Clinic and teaches Advocacy.

Selected Other Professional Activities

In 2004 Professor Newhouse was appointed to the NSW Architects Registration Board to represent the views of local government. He is also a former board member of the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

In 2008 he attended the Australia 2020 summit and was a founding director of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce which was established to promote indigenous entrepreneurship.

Professor Newhouse is also a member of the Board of the Stolen Generations Testimony Foundation and of the Advisory Board of the Alex Buzo Company.

In August 2009 he travelled to PNG to establish the Adrian Lam Foundation to assist youth in PNG through education and sport.

Newhouse is the company secretary for the McKell Institute, a progressive public policy institute dedicated to developing practical policy ideas and contributing to public debate.