Non-Executive Director / The Humanitarian Group
Greg McIntyre SC graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1974. He has been in full-time legal practice since then except from mid-1978 to late 1980 when he completed a period of legal research with a grant from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies on the topic of Aboriginal Land Rights at Common Law, and worked as a community adviser to the Western Desert Aboriginal Community at Warburton and in a Research Unit of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. In 1981, Mr McIntyre presented the result of his research to a conference at James Cook University in Townsville. He practiced principally in criminal law and family law between 1976 and 1990. In 1981, he was also instructed by Eddie Mabo to commence the legal proceedings which reached their conclusion in Mabo v Queensland (1992) 175 CLR 1. He was principal legal officer of the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA from 1988 to 1990. In 1992, Mr McIntyre went to the WA Bar and has developed a practice in the High Court and Federal Court in Native Title law, immigration law and administrative law generally. He was president of the national Environmental Law Association from 1992 to 1997. He has conducted inquiries under the Local Government Act (WA) into the City of South Perth (2001-2002) and City of Joondalup (2004-2005). In 2002, Mr McIntyre was appointed Senior Counsel. He has written a number of papers for publication and conference presentation on Native Title, Heritage law and Environmental law. In 2003 & 2004, he wrote a Background Paper for the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia on Aboriginal Customary Law.