George Brandis

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George Brandis
George Brandis QC is an Australian diplomat and former politician who has been the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since May 2018. He had served as a Senator for Queensland between 2000 and 2018, representing the Liberal Party, and was a minister in the Howard, Abbott, and Turnbull Governments. Mr Brandis was the 36th Attorney-General for Australia. From January to December 2007, Mr Brandis was Minister for the Arts and Sport in the Howard Government. He attended University of Queensland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in 1978, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in 1980. Following graduation, Mr Brandis served as Associate to Justice Charles Sheahan of the Queensland Supreme Court. He was then elected a Commonwealth Scholar and obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law from Magdalen College, Oxford in 1983. Mr Brandis announced his retirement from politics in December 2017.

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