The Australian Bar Association represents the interests of Australian barristers. On this page you will find speeches by the current and immediate past ABA Presidents. There may also be links to other speeches of interest to the profession.
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Farewell to the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC
January, 18 2017
Speech by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC at the High Court of Australia on the occasion of the retirement of the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.. Read speech
Aboriginal health beyond the bars – does any care enough? Challenges for the Judiciary – some solutions?
November, 04 2016
Speech by Stephen Norrish QC – a Judge of the District Court of NSW presented to the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.. Read speech
The International Council of Advocates and Barristers World Bar Conference – Edinburgh
April, 30 2016
Speech by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC - Core Professional Values and Challenges to Independence from External Forces. The Benefits of Self-Regulation.. Read speech
State of the Judicature – Hobart, Tasmania
April, 29 2016
Address in reply by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC to speech by High Court Chief Justice, the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC on the State of the Judicature.
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ABA 2016 Dinner for Silks – President’s Opening Remarks
February, 03 2016
Speech by 2015 ABA President Fiona McLeod to welcome the 2016 Law Term.. Read speech