- Master of Laws, The Australian National University (ANU)
- Juris Doctor with Honours, Bond University
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, ANU
- Graduate Diploma of Arts, The University of Sydney
- Advanced Diploma of Personnel and Operations Management, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
- Diploma of Government, RAAF
- Bachelor of Arts, ANU
Areas of Practice
Andrew George’s legal practice covers the following fields:
(a) Administrative law: Andrew frequently provides confidential advice to government and individuals regarding inquiries. Andrew has appeared as junior Counsel litigating the issue of natural justice before an inquiry in Lawrie v Lawler NTSC 19, Lawrie v Lawler (No 2) NTSC 46, Lawrie & Anor v Lawler NTSC 40.
(b) Family Law: Andrew advises and appears in complex property and child protection matters.
(c) Criminal Law: Andrew’s matters mostly involve domestic and alcohol-fuelled violence, and increasingly also drugs. Andrew appears regularly in the Local Court and the Supreme Court. He is presently briefed in R v Jazrel (Trent) Mamarika (‘the Groote Island riots’).
(d) Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Andrew has experience litigating Bankruptcy Notices and Statutory Demands. He advises both companies and individuals on legal issues arising from the Personal Property Securities Register. Andrew George is an active member of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.
(e) Workers Compensation: Andrew’s experience covers both Commonwealth and Northern Territory work health matters, mostly involving veterans and emergency service personnel. Andrew is particularly familiar with the legal difficulties caused by overlap of the Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2004 (Cth), the Safety, Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 1988 (Cth), and the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986 (Cth).
Andrew George has wide experience with Tribunals. He holds two statutory appointments. Andrew is the Chairperson of the Health & Community Services Complaints Review Committee. Andrew is also a legal member eligible to sit on the Local Government Disciplinary Committee. Andrew additionally sits on the Northern Territory Rugby Union judiciary panel.
Honours & Awards
Andrew George is a former member of Task Unit 633.2.7 (Heron). Andrew and his former colleagues were honoured with a Meritorious Unit Citation in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday honours list. This citation reads:
Number 5 Flight, operating as Task Unit 633.2.7, achieved an outstanding mission success rate in Afghanistan while concurrently introducing the Royal Australian Air Force’s first Remotely Piloted Aircraft System. Intelligence provided from these missions demonstrably influenced and shaped Coalition actions within the battlespace, directly contributing to the saving of Coalition lives and the substantial degradation of insurgent command and control elements.
In addition to Afghanistan, Andrew served in East Timor, the Iraq War and on border protection duties. Largely for this service, the Governor-General has given Andrew permission to wear the following Australian and foreign honours and awards:
- Australian Active Service Medal (‘Iraq 2003’ and ‘ICAT’ clasps)
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- Australian Service Medal (‘Timor Leste’ clasp)
- Australian Operational Service Medal – Border Protection
- Defence Long Service Medal
- Australian Defence Medal
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (‘ISAF’ clasp)
- Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste
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