Queensland Law Society

Wayne Goss’s legacy for Sunshine State

Date 10 Nov 2014
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Queensland Law Society extended its condolences today to former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss’s family, noting his remarkable legacy.

President Ian Brown said Mr Goss, a well-respected solicitor and member of the Society prior to his move to politics, instituted significant political and social justice reforms during his two terms in government.

“Wayne Goss was instrumental in implementing the Fitzgerald Inquiry recommendations, decriminalising homosexuality and introducing electoral reforms,” Mr Brown said.

“Mr Goss modernised Queensland’s political system and social and justice policies through his intelligence, integrity and resolve.

“Even after a full political career, Mr Goss continued to give to the community and the corporate sector, serving as chair of the Queensland Art Gallery, the Australian arm of Deloitte and Ausenco.

“His commitment to justice and equality, which drew him to the law, was one of the great qualities he had as a leader of our state.”