Vale Frank Walker QC (1942-2012)

20 June 2012

Sydney Law School mourns the passing of alumnus Frank Walker QC (LLB 1966, LLM 1970), former NSW Attorney General, on 12 June at the age of 69.

Mr Walker made an outstanding contribution to law reform, Indigenous issues and social justice on a state and national level and was a prominent advocate for schizophrenia sufferers.

Appointed NSW Attorney General in the Wran Government at the age of 34, Mr Walker went on to become a Federal Minister, and later served time on the Workers Compensation Tribunal, the Dust Diseases Tribunal and as a NSW District Court Judge. He was also President of the Schizophrenia Fellowship. He formally retired in 2006.

Mr Walker was farewelled with a state funeral on Tuesday at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, followed by a private burial.

Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.

Contact: Jenifer Waters

Phone: +61 2 9351 0294

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