Prior to entering State Parliament, Jack worked in international diplomacy as an adviser to the Hon George Brandis QC during his term as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Through this role Jack was a delegate to the 2021 Climate Conference in Glasgow, worked on Australia’s free trade deal with the United Kingdom and aided efforts to get over four million Pfizer vaccines to Australia during the pandemic.
Before working in the UK, Jack worked as an adviser to the Minister for Defence, an associate to His Honour Justice Besanko of the Federal Court of Australia and as a solicitor at Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers in Adelaide.
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Jack Batty with David Spiers, Leader of the Opposition
The South Australian electorate of Bragg was named after Sir William Bragg (1862-1942), Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Adelaide University and his son Sir Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), director of the Cavendish Laboratory, who were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 for developing the science of X-ray crystallography.