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Jane Dixon


Jane Dixon QC is the President of Liberty Victoria, one of Australia’s leading civil liberties organisations. Jane has practiced at the Victorian Bar for over 20 years.

Her main fields of endeavour have been criminal and common law trials and appeals, coronial inquiries, environmental matters and some administrative hearings. She is frequently briefed in homicide trials and death in custody cases.

She has participated in a number of cases with a strong human rights focus and has been retained by PILCH for a variety of matters, including a rooming house inquest that led to changes in local laws, and an anti-discrimination case dealing with issues of religious vilification.

Jane is Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Victorian Bar and is a longstanding member of the Indigenous Lawyers Committee of the Victorian Bar. She is a past recipient of a Women’s Lawyers Achievement Award and a Victorian Bar Pro Bono Scheme award. She is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Common Law Bar association.

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