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Kate Eastman AM SC – Appointed Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission

Media Release 31 August 2023 from the NSW Attorney General – Michael Daley

Experienced employment law specialist Katherine (Kate) Eastman AM SC has been appointed a part-time Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission for a three-year term.

Ms Eastman has more than 30 years’ experience in dispute resolution and advocacy in a wide range of employment matters, sexual harassment, discrimination and vilification law.

The NSW Law Reform Commission is an independent statutory body chaired by the Hon Tom Bathurst AC KC.

From time to time, the NSW Attorney General refers legislation to the NSW Law Reform Commission for review, analysis and recommendations on improving and modernising laws. The Commission is currently reviewing the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to ensure it reflects contemporary community standards; it is also examining serious road crime offences in the NSW Crimes Act 1900.

Ms Eastman was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012.

In 2021, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to human rights and to professional organisations.

Ms Eastman commenced her role as a Commissioner on 30 August 2023.

Quotes attributable to NSW Attorney General Michael Daley:

“I congratulate Ms Eastman on her appointment and thank her for taking on this important work at the NSW Law Reform Commission. Ms Eastman’s vast expertise in employment and discrimination law will greatly assist the Commission in its work reviewing NSW legislation and making recommendations for reform.

“The Commission will greatly benefit from the contribution Ms Eastman will make to the current reviews and its work more broadly in law reform in NSW.”

See the full media release here: 230831_MEDIA RELEASE_DALEY_Kate Eastman AM SC appointed Commissioner of NSW Law Reform Commission

New Chambers warmly congratulates Kate on her appointment.

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