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Jason Behrendt, Chalk & Fitzgerald

Jason joined Andrew Chalk Associates in 1996, the predecessor of Chalk & Fitzgerald which became Chalk & Behrendt in 2017. He previously worked for the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Commonwealth Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

An Aboriginal person himself, Jason has acted for many years as an external adviser to Aboriginal land councils and representative bodies across the nation. He has extensive knowledge and experience in relation to land rights, native title law and natural resources law.

Highlights of his career have included his involvement in:

Many successful Aboriginal land claim appeals in NSW, including the first appeal to be dealt with by the High Court,
The successful Wellesley Islands native title (seas) claim on behalf of the Lardil, Kaiadilt, Yangkaal and Gangalidda Peoples, and
The successful native title claim made on behalf of the Githabul people of north-eastern NSW.
Jason is a board member of the Law and Justice Foundation.