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The Honourable Nicola Roxon joins Victoria University as an Adjunct Professor

You may be more charitable than me.   Or perhaps you think differently.   But I cannot think of a single achievement for which Ms Roxon ought be favourably remembered during her time as Attorney General.   Maybe getting Peter Slipper in the back door at the Federal Court.

Here is the Victoria University's announcement.


The Honourable Nicola Roxon will become an Adjunct Professor within the College of Law and Justice at Victoria University.

Victoria University, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Dawkins said, “I am delighted that Nicola Roxon will bring her many years of experience and her exemplary skill to a new role at the University.”

Nicola Roxon’s primary role will be Chair of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre Advisory Board, working closely with the Centre’s Director and the Dean of the College of Law and Justice.

Professor Dawkins said, “The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre conducts industry related courses, consultancy and research.  Nicola Roxon will be involved in a range of the Centre’s projects, seminars and outreach activities.

“Her experience in government, law and the health sector will be a big asset to the University, the College of Law and Justice, and the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.”

Nicola Roxon said, “I'm excited to continue my close association with Victoria University and share its core mission of providing top quality education to a broader range of students.”

First elected to the federal seat of Gellibrand in 1998, She was a senior cabinet minister and held the complex portfolio of Minister for Health and Ageing for four years. She oversaw major reforms to the public hospital, primary care and preventative health systems.

Nicola Roxon became Australia’s first female Attorney-General in 2011.  As the nation’s First Law Officer she oversaw all Commonwealth laws, counter terrorism measures and ASIO, and later gained the added responsibility of Minister for Emergency Management.

Professor Dawkins welcomed Adjunct Professor Nicola Roxon to VU.