Mayor of the Dubbo Region - Stephen Lawrence

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Stephen Lawrence has served on Dubbo Regional Council since 2017 as a councillor. In 2019 he was elected Deputy Mayor and in 2021 he was elected Mayor. 

Cr Lawrence and his family have made Dubbo their home after he arrived in Dubbo in 2010 to work with the Aboriginal Legal Service. 

He is a barrister specialising in public law and holds the degrees of Master of Laws (International Law) with merit, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws with honours and Bachelor of Arts (Government and Public Administration). 

As a lawyer, Cr Lawrence has practised internationally including for extended periods in Afghanistan, Solomon Islands, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Nauru. In 2016 he received the Australian Operational Service Medal (Civilian) for Australian Civilian Corps service in Afghanistan (2013/14). In 2018 he received the NATO ISAF Medal for the same service. 

Cr Lawrence is passionate about implementing Justice Reinvestment principles and has been a strong campaigner for proper investment in drug detoxification and rehabilitation services in central and western NSW. 

He was elected to the Board of Local Government NSW in October 2019 and is currently the Vice President (Regional and Rural).  

Last Edited: 27 Aug 2021

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