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12 November 2018: Vale Murray Wilcox AO QC (1937-2018)

Murray Rutledge Wilcox AO QC


Murray Wilcox was a committed environmentalist, and was President of the Australian Conservation Foundation 1979-1984.

Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2010 Australia Day Honours "For service to the law as a Judge and a Law Reform Commissioner, particularly in the areas of environmental, native title and industrial law"

Murray Wilcox was Federal Court Judge from 11 May 1984 until 2 October 2006, also serving as an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory from 1983 to 2006.

He was the Chief Justice of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia between 1994 and his retirement in 2006.

His highly acclaimed "The Law of Land Development" was the bible for practitioners in environment and planning law.

The Committee and Members of EPLA extend their condolences to his family and friends.


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