The Hon Acting Justice Simon R Molesworth

The Hon Acting Justice Simon R Molesworth

The Hon Acting Justice Simon R Molesworth

AO QC

2018 is Simon Molesworth’s fortieth anniversary of his first position within the Australian heritage conservation movement. Those 40 years have seen Simon hold the most senior executive roles in the National Trust movement in Victoria, nationally and globally, including having been Chairman then President in Victoria for nearly 20 years and the Inaugural Executive Chairman & President of INTO, the International National Trusts Organisation during its first 10 years. Simon’s numerous heritage advisory roles with government at both State & Federal level included being a Commissioner of the Australian Heritage Commission for 5 years. Founding the first environmental law association in Australia in his first year of legal practice, his entire legal career has been focussed on environmental, planning, heritage and natural resource law including many advisory roles at State & Federal level influencing the formulation of environmental and heritage laws and policies. Appointed a Queens Counsel 23 years ago, he has held senior roles in Victorian planning tribunals before being commissioned in 2017 to be an Acting Justice of the Land & Environment Court of NSW. The core focus of his international work since 2003 has been on the interface between heritage conservation, climate change and human rights.

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