Redefining the Mainstream: Local Government, Inclusive Communities

The Second National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism, Immigration and Human Rights


Professor Marcia Neave
Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission

An Inclusive Law Reform Commission

The presentation will discuss the new law reform commission's commitment to inclusion and community involvement. It will outline some of the methodologies envisaged and utilised by the Commission for community capacity building and participation in law reform processes.

Professor Marcia Neave LLB (Hons) Melb FASSA, AO

Marcia Neave is the Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. She is currently on leave from Monash University where she holds a personal chair in the Law Faculty.

Professor Neave is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She has formerly held a Chair in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and was the John Bray Professor of Law at Adelaide University and the Dean of the Adelaide Law School from 1987-1989. She is a member of New York University's Global Law Faculty.

Professor Neave was President of the Commonwealth Administrative Review Council from 1995-1999. She has been a part-time Commissioner of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission. Until 1995 she was a member of the Victorian Law Reform Advisory Council. She was a member and later Deputy Chair of the Australian National Council on AIDS and chaired the Commonwealth Government's Working Party on Legal Issues and HIV/AIDS.

She has published several books and many journal articles in the area of property law, family law, trusts and administrative law. In 1985 she chaired an Inquiry into Prostitution for the Victorian Government.

Presentation Type
Plenary Speaker


Deakin Woolstores Campus, Geelong Waterfront
30 November - 1 December 2001