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Peter Newling

Public Policy National Manager

Peter Newling is Maurice Blackburn’s National Manager of Public Policy based at the firm’s Melbourne office. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in executive management roles in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and is passionate about providing a voice for the voiceless.


MPPM, Post Grad Dip (Change Mgt), B.Ed (Psych), Justice of the Peace

“As Australia's leading social justice law firm, we have a responsibility to engage in important public policy discussions on behalf of those who don’t have a seat at the table. We actively seek to influence decision-making at all levels of government to change poor public policy decisions that may be adversely impacting our clients.”

Peter is also a long-term mentor with Volunteering Victoria, and through them mentors emerging leaders, managers and board members. As well as Chairing a number of community boards, he also sits on the Industry Advisory Council for the Masters of Public Policy course at Monash University.