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About Terry Gygar

Terry is a former Australian Regular Army Officer. He served in the permanent forces for 7 years including service in Vietnam with an Aviation Reconnaissance Unit and later in the Army Reserve holding senior appointments in Officer Training Units.
He was elected to Queensland Parliament as the Liberal Member for Stafford from 1974 to 1989 holding various Shadow Portfolios. During this time he was awarded a Chevening Scholarship for study at the London School of Economics.
Following his Parliamentary service he completed his LLB at Bond with first class honours and was awarded the inaugural Bond University Gold Medal in Law. He is a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court and Federal Court of Australia. He has extensive experience in Asia, having taught at the International Islamic University in Malaysia and City University of Hong Kong, where, in 2003, he was responsible for developing a new legal education syllabus following the return of Hong Kong to the PRC. He has since held a visiting Professorship at East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai. Terry has been awarded the Australian Active Service Medal, General Service Medal Vietnam, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, Australian Centenary Medal, Reserve Forces Decoration (R.F.D.), National Medal and Australian Defence Medal by the Australian Government in recognition of his services to the defence forces, government, education and the law.


Present Associate Professor, Law, Bond University
Present Barrister - High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Bond University
Present Barrister - Supreme Court of Queensland, Bond University


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