Matt Jackson



P       07 3369 8011

M      0416 205 387 

F       07 3369 7098


Areas of Practice

Criminal Law 

Appellate - criminal

Public/Administrative Law 

Civil & Human Rights/Discriminations

Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry/Statutory Tribunals


Education and Admissions 


Bachelor of Laws (Public Law major) / Bachelor of International Relations (Business) (Bond) 


L.L.M. (Research) (QUT) Thesis Title: Gladue, Bugmy and ‘Special Treatment’ – Reconciling a Proposal for Sentencing Law Reform in Queensland with s.10 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) [expected completion in 2018]


Admitted as a Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland  


Admitted as a Solicitor, High Court of Australia   


Admitted as a Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland


Practice History 

2012 - 2014     

Law Clerk, Nyst Legal – recipient of Nyst Legal Indigenous Corporate Scholarship


Associate to his Honour Judge Long SC, District Court of Queensland 

2016 - 2018     

Solicitor, Nyst Legal

Notable Cases 

R v Kay; ex parte Attorney-General [2016] QCA 269; [2017] 2 Qd R 522 (instructing solicitor, counsel A Boe and P Morreau) 

Irwin v The Queen [2018] HCA 8 (instructing solicitor, counsel S Holt QC)  


Other Professional / Academic Contributions

2015 - 2017     

Volunteer Lawyer, Griffith University Innocence Project    


Guest Lecturer, Bond University, Criminal Law and Procedure


Author, Submission (no 62) to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians – cited at [6.100] and [6.103] in the ‘Pathways to Justice – An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’, Final Report (Report 133, 28 March 2018) 


Professional Memberships

Bar Association of Queensland 

Law and Justice Institute Queensland 

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights


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