Julie McCrossin talks to Alan Cameron AO about his new role with the NSW Law Reform Commission and why it is time to review the guardianship legislation.
When Alan Cameron AO greets me just before Christmas at the reception desk of Ashurst Australia, high above Martin Place, he immediately puts me at ease with his warmth and affability.
Late last year, when NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton appointed Cameron, the former Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), to chair the NSW Law Reform Commission and review the State’s guardianship legislation, she described her new appointee as “a legal all-rounder”.
With a career comprising more than 40 years in senior roles, including ASIC chair from 1993 to 2000, Commonwealth and Defence Force Ombudsman, principal solicitor of the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service in the mid-1970s, and Consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) on its reference into criminal investigations in 1975, the description is apt.
Published in the February issue of the Law Society of NSW Journal.