Reimagining the relationship and reshaping our institutions

Tim Goodwin


Tim Goodwin spoke about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders must think beyond how to participate in current institutions and structures in nation building projects and instead build an intellectual base for reshaping those institutions and structures and assert an innovative form of cultural leadership – one both traditional and modern – that remakes Australia’s political, legal, social and cultural landscape.

About the speaker

Tim Goodwin is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practices primarily in commercial and public law. Tim was one of the Junior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Prior to joining the Bar, Tim worked at Allens as a solicitor for three years in commercial litigation, and in banking and finance. Before joining Allens, Tim served as Associate to Justice North and Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia. He also served as Foreign Law Clerk to Justice Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (with Honours) from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School. Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales. He serves on a number of boards, including as a Board Member of the Museums Victoria and the Human Rights Law Centre.

Launch of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub

Following Tim Goodwin's lecture the Melbourne Law School celebrated the launch of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub (the ‘Hub’) . Hub Directors, Dr Eddie Cubillo, (Associate Dean (Indigenous Programs) and Co-Director, Indigenous Law and Justice Hub), and Professor Kirsty Gover (Co-Director, Indigenous Law and Justice Hub) and the Law Students’ Society (LSS) Indigenous representative, Anton D’Amico discussed the impact of the Hub. Hear more about the Hub in the following video.