Committees

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. Committees operate in accordance with the Bar Association’s Guidelines for Committee Tenure and Governance.

Accessibility Panel

Robert Dubler SC (chair)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mary Walker (chair)

Bar News

Ingmar Taylor SC (chair)

Climate Change Law Panel

Ruth Higgins 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)

Education

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 AM SC (chair)

Innovation & Technology

Michael Green SC (chair)

Legal Aid

Dean Jordan SC (chair)

New Barristers

Georgina Westgarth (chair)

Practice Development

Ian Hemmings SC (chair)

Wellbeing

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)

Inquests & Inquiries Committee

Kristina Stern SC (chair)

 

  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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