David Russell AM RFD QC



University of Queensland, Australia

Bachelor of Arts,1971

Bachelor of Laws, 1974

Master of Laws, 1983

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Queen's Counsel


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Letters Patent: - PDF

Queensland, 1986

New South Wales, 1987

Victoria, 1987

Australian Capital Territory, 1988

Northern Territory, 1988

Reserve Force Decoration


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Award, 1987

First Clasp, 1992

Second Clasp, 1997

Order of the Rising Sun


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Award, with gold rays and neck ribbon, 2010 - PDF

Order of Australia


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Award, Member, 2012 - PDF (Citation & Media Release)