Bar Council is assisted by specialist committees comprised of barrister volunteers who offer their skills and expertise for the benefit of the public and the profession. Committees regularly advise and assist the Bar Council in matters of law reform and public affairs, including responding to matters of public policy and the administration of justice. This can involve providing expert commentary to ministers, members of parliament, government and parliamentary committees and law reform agencies.

Accessibility Panel

Robert Dubler SC (chair)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mary Walker (chair)

Bar News

Ingmar Taylor SC (chair)

Common Law

Robert Sheldon SC (chair)

Costs and Fees

Mark Walsh SC (chair)

Criminal Law

Stephen Odgers SC & Gabrielle Bashir SC (chair)

Diversity and Equality

Kate Eastman SC (chair)


Robert Hollo SC (chair)

Family Law

Michael Kearney SC (chair)

First Nations

Tony McAvoy SC (chair)

Human Rights

Naomi Sharp SC & Simeon Beckett (chair)

Industrial, Employment, Health and Safety

Bruce Hodgkinson SC (chair)

Innovation & Technology

Michael Green SC (chair)

Legal Aid

Dean Jordan SC (chair)

New Barristers

Vanja Bulut (chair)

Practice Development

Ian Hemmings SC (chair)


Kylie Nomchong SC (chair)

PCC #1

Edward Muston SC (chair)

PCC #2

Anna Mitchelmore SC (chair)

PCC #3

Dr Ruth Higgins SC (chair)

PCC #4

Michael McHugh SC (chair)



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