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Law School Emeritus Professor recognised in Australia Day honours

Page last published: 28 Jan 2014

Anthony BlackshieldEmeritus Professor Anthony Blackshield has been appointed as Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours.

Blackshield has been recognised for "distinguished service to the law as an academic, to legal education and scholarship, as a contributor to leading professional publications, and as an author and commentator."

He was a Professor of Law at Macquarie University from 1988, involved in the development of the Macquarie Law School and became an Emeritus Professor in 1999.

Prior to his time at Macquarie, Blackshield was also involved in the establishment of the 'Law and Social Justice' Unit at the University of Sydney, and a Founding Academic of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law in 1971.

Blackshield was also an editor and major contributor to a range of professional publications including The Oxford Companion of the High Court of Australia, and Australian Constitutional Law and Theory.

He was author and publisher of numerous articles on 'Fundamental Rights' for the Journal of the Indian Law Institute and other journals, including the National Constitutions In An International World article in 2008. Blackshield can be heard as a Constitutional Law commentator on various media outlets including ABC Radio, SBS Television and Radio 2GB, and is a member if the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

Blackshield was joined at this prestigious level of recognition by colleague Distinguished Professor Charles David Throsby. The Hon Michael Egan FAICD, Chancellor of Macquarie University since 2008, has been appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia.

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