Legal

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Simon Newnham

Chief Legal Officer & FAS, Legal Division

Learning Streams

  • DFAT Operations & the Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade & Investment Law
  • Legal Essentials
  • Legal Ethics & Professional Skills

About the Faculty

The Legal Faculty focuses on strengthening the skills of legal officers to work across DFAT's operations in international and domestic law, building capability of non-legal staff to understand the Department's legal requirements and obligations and to identify legal risks and building knowledge around legal obligations for all officers and at all levels, whether in Canberra or overseas.