Jude Wallace

Jude Wallace is honoured as a civil liberties and human rights advocate for access to justice and land rights reforms.

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Jude Wallace has had a long-term personal involvement in access to justice and civil liberties advocacy. In Liberty Victoria, she was a member and committee member from 1984-97 and President from 1996-98. Liberty Victoria is an organisation which pursues civil liberties and human rights in Australia. Jude is also a member of Springvale Legal Service, Tenants Advisory Service, Feminist Lawyers, Legal Services Bulletin/ Alternative Law Journal, a contributor and member of the editorial committee of the Law Handbook, an annual publication of Fitzroy Legal Service.

Jude co-edited Rights and Freedoms in Australia, 1990 Sydney, Federation Press, a general text on law, with royalties going to Liberty. She has maintained her interest in legal education, access to justice and legal professional reform principally through membership of Law Institute of Victoria committees, editorship of the Property Law Bulletin, and as a conference contributor. Jude has developed course and materials dealing with access to justice, legal aid, landlord and tenant, borrowers and lenders and Aboriginal land rights during her twenty years as an academic.

As Law Reform Commissioner 1986-92, she chaired the projects in land law reform and access to justice. She worked on a World Bank project consulting in land rights reform from time to time in Indonesia in 1999-2000, and in February 2000 provided advice on land rights in East Timor as an Australian Volunteer Abroad to the United Nations Administration in East Timor for the Land and Property Unit. In 1998, Jude ran as a very effective Labor candidate for Higgins. Jude is honoured as a civil liberties and human rights advocate for access to justice and land rights reforms, especially for Indigenous people.