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Kathryn is a respected senior adviser on constitutional and administrative law, complex statutory interpretation, and the development of Commonwealth legislation, with over 30 years of experience advising clients across the Commonwealth.
Kathryn joined AGS in 1995 and served as a Senior General Counsel at AGS between 2005 and 2019, including leading the Energy, Environment and Regulation team from 2015 to 2019. Between 2019 and 2022 Kathryn served in general counsel roles leading legal teams in 2 Commonwealth agencies.
During her AGS career, Kathryn has provided advice on many key government initiatives including the development of legislation prohibiting the display of offensive symbols and the dissemination of violent extremist material, the development of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the establishment of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, and the response to the High Court decisions in Pape and Williams on Commonwealth spending among many others.