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Alex Chernov on maintaining Redmond Barry's legacy

The Honourable Alex Chernov, AO, QC, Governor of Victoria, presented the 2011 Redmond Barry Lecture.

To remain prosperous, Melbourne and Victoria need to prepare for the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. In this lecture, Alex Chernov will examine how we can sustain our growth and advance it for the future.

Alex Chernov was born in Lithuania and migrated to Australia as a boy. He joined the Victorian Bar in 1968, was appointed Queens Counsel in 1980, and became a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1997.

He has held key positions on the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Australian Bar Association, the Australian Law Council and LawAsia, and was elected Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in 2009. He was sworn in as the 28th Governor of Victoria on 8 April 2011.

This Redmond Barry Lecture was held on 18 July 2011.