matthew pudovskis

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0400 411 745

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Areas of practice


Contractual disputes
Mining and resources
Native title


State offences
Crimes against the person
Financial fraud
White collar and corporate crime

Commonwealth offences
Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Constitutional law

Environmental planning
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Environmental and planning offences
Local government
Merit appeal

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Judicial review and administrative law
Merit review
Native title
Privacy/freedom of information


Matthew Pudovskis practices primarily in land access and public law, with particular focus on native title, Aboriginal/cultural heritage, mining and petroleum, and environmental and planning law.

Matthew commenced practice at Blake Dawson Waldron where he worked in the land access team, and then moved to the State Solicitor’s Office in 2007.  At the SSO, Matthew represented the State government in the resolution of native title claims by litigation and consent and appeared numerous times in the Federal Court of Australia and National Native Title Tribunal.  Matthew also advised on native title, mining and petroleum, Aboriginal heritage, access to Crown land, and environmental law; helped negotiate and draft Indigenous Land Use Agreements; and was involved in judicial review proceedings.

Matthew has degrees in science and law from the University of Western Australia, with first class honours in each.  He has a Master of Laws from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).  He is the author of the Lexis Nexis “Native Title – Foreign Jurisdictions” guidecard.



Date of admission: 2006

Qualifications: BSc (Env) (Hons) (WAust), LLB (Hons), LLM (BrCol)


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