Professor Shaun Star, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), and Executive Director, Centre for India Australia Studies, and Executive Director, Centre for Sports Law, Business and Governance, JGU, has been awarded the India Australia Impact Award in the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) in Sydney on 14 May 2021.
The Australia India Impact Award recognises an individual’s contribution to the bilateral relationship between Australia and India. Other finalists in this award category included a Grammy award winner, CEOs of international companies, partners of top accounting firms and founders of internationally-recognised NGOs.
Established in 2014, the IABCA celebrates the India-Australia relationship each year receiving hundreds of nominations from participants who contribute to the bilateral relationship. This award is a recognition of the profound impact and the significant contribution Professor Star has made to the India-Australia bilateral relationship over the past decade.
Shaun is passionate about promoting the Australia-India relationship and has published a book entitled ‘Australia and India: A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice’. He is the co-founder and former chair of the Australia India Youth Dialogue and provides regular commentary on issues such as the Australia-India relationship and sports law and governance in India.
Since joining JGU, Professor Star established the Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) in 2016. Since then, he and his team in CIAS has contributed significantly to JGU’s collaborations with Australia and in boosting the India-Australia bilateral relationship.