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    Greg Barns SC

    Salamanca Chambers Hobart
    81 Salamanca Place
    Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

    Postal Address: Level 2, 81 Salamanca Place
    Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

    Telephone: +61 419 691 846

    Website: www.salamancachambers.org

    Gorman Chambers
    Level 9, 460 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000

    Email: republicone@ozemail.com.au

    Admitted to Practice: Victoria – 1986; Tasmania – 2003

    Signed Bar Roll: March 1986 (Vic)

    Also Admitted in: NSW 1988

    Appointment as Senior Counsel: 2020

    Also member of: Victorian Bar (Patterson’s List, Western Australian Bar


    Greg Barns graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and was National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance in 2011-12. Greg has written four books on Australian politics, is a Spokesman of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance and Chair of the Tasmanian Prisoners Legal Service. He is an adviser to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Greg writes a weekly column in the Hobart Mercury and regularly writes on legal policy issues for Fairfax Media.

    Greg accepts pro bono briefs.

    In addition Greg is a sessional lecturer in the JD Program at RMIT University and teaches Innovative Justice and Jurisprudence.

    Areas of Practice:

    • Criminal Law acting for defendants, including appellate work and white collar crime
    • Prison Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Coronial Inquests
    • Migration Law
    • Human Rights
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