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Meet the law professor standing for Labor in North Sydney

Citizens have a responsibility, human rights law Professor Catherine Renshaw believes, to be politically aware and engaged, and when we contribute actively to our communities, Australia is better off for it. In the face of myriad sociopolitical concerns, she says, now is her time to stand up.

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Meet the law professor standing for Labor in North Sydney
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On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Western Sydney University human rights law Professor Catherine Renshaw – who is standing in the seat of North Sydney, for the Australian Labor Party, at the upcoming federal election – to talk about her varied career in law (from commercial practice to journalism to academia), her lifelong interest in human rights and what all of those personal and vocational experiences have taught her and how those experiences will serve her well in Parliament, if elected.

Professor Renshaw outlines the issues that have led her to step into the political ring – including climate inaction, the #MeToo movement and aged care failures – her perception of the issues that are important to Australian legal professionals, how she feels about Labor’s prospects in the seat of North Sydney and why it is so essential that all Australians (not just lawyers) be more involved.


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