Biography of Hon. Greg Smith SC MP

Greg Smith SC MP graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1973. He practiced as a solicitor and was later employed in the Deputy Commonwealth Crown Solicitor’s Office (including a stint as Instructing Solicitor at the Stewart Royal Commission into Drug Trafficking). In 1984 he moved to the Commonwealth DPP Office, then as Senior Adviser (Legal) in the National Crime Authority. In 1987 he was appointed a NSW Crown Prosecutor and in 1992 he was seconded as a Counsel Assisting to the Independent Commission Against Corruption for 14 months, working on Operation Milloo into police corruption. In 1998 he was appointed a Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor and as a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in April of 2002. Before leaving the DPP, Greg was appointed a Senior Counsel on the 29th of September 2004.He was elected as the Member for Epping in 2007 and appointed as the Liberal Party’s Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Minister for Juvenile Justice in the New South Wales Parliament.
In his second term he was appointed Attorney General and Minister for Justice in the incoming O’Farrell Government. Greg served as the State’s 55th Attorney General and his tenure was underlined by his contribution to reforming the criminal justice system, and reducing recidivism. Greg recently announced that he would not be standing for the seat of Epping in 2015 and is looking forward to returning to legal practice.