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Meet Terry Weerappah

Meet Terry Weerappah

Thu, 24th May 2018

Meet Terry: Lover of inquisitive minds and long drives around the Mornington Peninsula. With two of his grandchildren living in Hong Kong, family reunions are an international endeavour!

Why law?

I had a genuine interest in the syllabus on offer at Monash.


Favourite family outing?

Any outing that includes any one of my four grandchildren.


Where can we find you on the weekend?

If not at home, driving on an outing around the Peninsula.


If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be and why?

A Secondary Teacher. I like inquisitive minds.


Favourite holiday destination and why?

Hong Kong to see two of my grandchildren.


What is your hidden talent/fun fact about yourself?

  • I made representations to Mick Miller the then Chief Police Commissioner to set up the Angela Taylor memorial trust of the Russell Street bombing when the Police did not know what to do with the public donations.
  • I also put a successful submission to the Victorian Government to wave stamp duty on purchase by bush fire victims of replacement property and cars of bush fire victims in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. I put a submission that the budget for that year would not have factored a windfall gain of revenue from a bushfire tragedy. The second limb was to outline that as a matter of government policy it was not appropriate for the government to receive a windfall revenue gain from a bushfire tragedy.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Be at each 21st birthday of my grandchildren, undertake again with professional instructors a drive at Phillip Island race course and be at the MCG to see the Melbourne Football Club win a premiership.


If you could abolish or create one law what would it be and why?

Make it compulsory for in each parenting case where there is a child with special needs, for parents and an independent children’s lawyer after enquiry to fill in the attached template that a former client submitted to the Royal Commission on Family Violence and for it to be filed with the Court. The template outlines the nature and extent of a child’s special needs.

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