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Hon Walter Sofronoff KC spoke at Rule of Law Dinner

Rule of Law Robin Speed Memorial Dinner was held on 13 June in Sydney

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The Rule of Law Institute of Australia is an independent, politically non-partisan, not-for-profit body formed to uphold the rule of law in Australia. The Institute aims to promote discussion on the importance of the principles which underpin the rule of law.

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