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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 29 years of experience. She has specialised in advising on the scope of Commonwealth powers, public finance, machinery of government, national security, environmental law, water law and Commonwealth regulatory schemes.
She returns to AGS after 3 years in general counsel roles in Commonwealth agencies. Prior to her in-house roles, Kathryn served as a Senior General Counsel at AGS between 2005 and 2019, including leading the Energy, Environment and Regulation team from 2015 to 2019.
During her AGS career, Kathryn provided advice across key government initiatives. This included 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.