On episode 47 I yarn toTony McAvoy. Tonyis aWirdiman from the central Queensland area around Clermont. He is also a native title holder in his grandmother’s country aroundThargomindahin southwest Queensland.

Tony graduated in law from QUT and was admitted as a solicitor in 1988. He was called to the Bar in NSW in 2000 and appointed as Senior Counsel in 2015.He was a Part Time Acting Commissioner on the NSW Land and Environment Court (2011-2013), was co-Senior Counsel assisting the Don Dale Royal Commission (2016-2017).

In 2018 he was awarded the QUT Outstanding Alumnus Award. He chairs professional committees in NSW and nationally. He has represented many successful native title claimants and been an adviser and negotiator in relation to various domestic First Nations treaty processes.Together with Chris Ronalds SC he established the National Indigenous Legal Conference in 2006 which has been annual event held in various locations around Australia every year (except 2020). He isalsoa member of the Climate Ready Institute advisory council.

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