Stephen Donaghue

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Dr Stephen Donaghue

Solicitor-General of Australia
Assumed office
16 January 2017
Appointed by Peter Cosgrove
Preceded by Justin Gleeson
Personal details
Born
Stephen Paul Donaghue

(1973-01-07) 7 January 1973 (age 47)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spouse(s) Carolyn Evans
Alma mater University of Melbourne
University of Oxford
Occupation Barrister

Stephen Paul Donaghue QC (born 7 January 1973) is an Australian barrister and constitutional lawyer and the present Solicitor-General of Australia. Donaghue has been Solicitor-General since 16 January 2017, having been appointed following the resignation of Justin Gleeson.[1]

Born in 1973, Donaghue was educated at Whitefriars College in Donvale, then studied for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne, where he was editor of the Melbourne University Law Review. In 1996, Donaghue was granted a Menzies Scholarship and attended Magdalen College at the University of Oxford from which he received a doctorate.[2]

In 1995, Donaghue joined the firm MinterEllison as a solicitor. He became a barrister in 2001, and in 2011 was appointed as a Senior Counsel, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 2014 when the title was restored by the Victorian government.[2]

References

  1. ^ Baker, Emily (15 December 2016). "Australia's Solicitor-General named as Stephen Donaghue". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Who's Who in Australia, ConnectWeb, 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Justin Gleeson
Solicitor-General of Australia
2017–present
Incumbent
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