Tim Goodwin is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales. Mr Goodwin is currently a barrister in Melbourne.  He graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2007 and from Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws in 2012.  He served as Associate to Justice North of the Federal Court of Australia from 2008-09, and as Associate to Justice Bromberg from 2009-10.

Mr Goodwin is a Board Member of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and a Trustee of the Reichstein Foundation.  He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Australian Indigenous Law Review.  He was a member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of a National Indigenous Representative Body from 2008-2010.  This work led to the creation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.