Ethics Committee - Chair TBA

Terms of reference

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Members

TBA

Futures Committee - Chair Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Terms of reference

The role of the Futures Committee is to keep abreast of issues related to the future of the legal profession including (but not limited to) the impact of emerging technologies. Priority objectives include advising the Executive on how barristers can prepare for change and ways of transitioning briefing practices to meet the needs of the future.

Members

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC (NSW)

Philip Bambagiotti (NSW)

Florence Chen (Qld)

Philippe Doyle Gray (NSW)

Greg Farland (NSW) 

Kirsty Gothard (Qld)

Matthew Hickey (Qld)

Susan McNeil (Qld)

Maria Saraceni (WA)

Jo Sorbello (Qld)

Holly Stanley (SA) 

Diversity & Inclusion Committee - Chair Kate Eastman SC

Terms of reference

The primary role of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to ensure that diversity and inclusion remain priority considerations for the Australian Bar Association (ABA) and to provide the necessary information for this to occur.

The Committee will provide advice to the President, the Executive, the Council or CEO in relation to their areas of expertise and responsibility.

Members

Kate Eastman SC (NSW) - Chair 

Elspeth Hensler (WA) - Deputy Chair

Sandra Taglieri SC (Tas) - Deputy Chair

Kavita Balendra (NSW)

Liam Burrow (Qld)

Haroon Hassan (VIC)

Kylie Hillard (Qld)

Fiona Livingstone Clark (VIC)

Juliet Lucy (NSW)

Georgia McMaster (NT) 

Olivia Perkiss (Qld)

Kirsty Stewart (SA) 

Tiffany Wong (NSW)

Criminal Law Committee - Chair Peter Callaghan SC

Terms of reference

The role of the Criminal Law Committee is to evaluate federal legislation and draft articles and submissions as needed by the ABA Executive on such matters including (but not limited to) Commonwealth criminal law, serious and organised crime, counter-terrorism and national security, and other issues of national significance.

Members

Peter Callaghan SC (Qld) - Chair

Sophia Beckett (NSW) - Deputy Chair

Ken Archer (ACT) 

Amelia Beech (Vic)

Andrew Boe (Qld/NSW)

Zoe Broughton (Vic)

Felicity Graham (NSW) 

Kristopher Handshin (SA)

David Jordan (NSW)

Fiona Livingstone Clark (Vic)

Zubin Menon (Vic)

Mark McCarthy (Qld)

Bharan Narula (NSW) 

Darren Renton (WA)

Paul Smallwood (Vic) 

Danae Younger (QLD)

Carolina Soto (NSW)

Taxation Committee - Chair Jennifer Batrouney QC

Terms of reference

The primary role of the Taxation Committee is to keep informed about taxation issues and, as needed, to provide advice, evaluate legislation and draft articles and submissions on relevant matters for review by the ABA Executive. Such matters include (but are not limited to) Federal tax policy, legislation and administration, including the Inspector General of Taxation.

The Committee will stay abreast of matters concerning the administration of the Federal Judicial System as it applies to Federal revenue law. It will also seek to maintain cooperative relationships with professional tax associations in which barristers play a part and to liaise with courts and revenue authorities.

A priority objective of the Committee will be to facilitate barrister contributions to the education of Australian barristers in Federal revenue law.

Members

Jennifer Batrouney QC (Vic) - Chair

Michael Bersten (NSW)

Madeline Brennan QC (Qld)

Kristen Deards SC (NSW)

Bradley Jones (NSW)

Ermelinda Kovacs (NSW)

Angela Lee (Vic)

David Marks QC (Qld/SA/NSW)

Daniel McInerney (Vic/NSW)

Kateena O'Gorman (Vic)

Rashelle Seiden SC (Qld/NSW)

Chelsea Walsh (WA)

Michael Wells (NSW)

Family Law Committee - Chair Dr Jacoba Brasch QC

Terms of reference

The role of the Family Law Committee is to keep abreast of issues with respect to the family law system in Australia and, as needed, to provide advice, evaluate legislation and draft articles and submissions on relevant subjects to the ABA Executive. This may include (but is not limited to) formulation of policies and submissions related to the Family Law Act, domestic violence, child protection, dispute resolution, and access to justice.

Members

Dr Jacoba Brasch QC (Qld)

Max Beckerling (WA)

Dr Juliet Behrens (ACT) 

Suzanne Christie (NSW)

Rebecca Curran (ACT/Qld)

Meredith Dickson (SA)

Teresa Farmer (WA)

Rebecca Horsley (QLD)

Kate Mooney (TAS)

The Hon Stephen O'Ryan QC (NSW)

Andrew Strum (VIC)

International Committee - Chair Tim Castle

Terms of reference

The role of the International Committee is to promote the standing and interests of the Australian Bar internationally. Priority objectives are developing and implementing a strategy for international opportunities for members including in International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation. An ongoing role of the Committee is to support the rule of law internationally and to keep abreast of international developments.

Members

Timothy D. Castle (NSW)

Prue Bindon (ACT)

Laina Chan (NSW)

Hamish Clift (Qld)

Mark Dempsey SC (NSW)

Adrian Duffy QC (Qld)

Scott Ellis (WA)

Katarina Grenfell (SA)

Margo Harris (Qld)

Paul Hayes QC (Vic)

Justin Hogan-Doran (NSW)

Mark Johnston (Qld)

Stewart Maiden QC (Vic)

Brian Millar (WA)

Duncan McConnel (NT)

Terry Mehigan (NSW)

Karen Petch (NSW)

Michael Whitten QC (Vic)

Rachael Young (WA)

Raini Zambelli (Vic)

Indigenous Issues Committee - Chair Phillip Boulten SC

Terms of reference

The role of the Indigenous Issues Committee is to keep abreast of issues with respect to Indigenous Australians and the Australian legal system and, as needed, to provide advice, evaluate legislation and draft articles and submissions on relevant subjects to the ABA Executive. Priority objectives are the formulation of policies related to constitutional recognition and Indigenous incarceration.

Members

Phillip Boulten SC (NSW)  - Chair

Simeon Beckett (NSW) – Deputy Chair

Sophia Beckett (NSW) 

Chris Bevan (NSW)

Andrew Boe (Qld/NSW)

Thomas Keely SC (Vic)

Tamzin Lee (NT/ACT)

Susan Phillips (NSW) 

Kevin Rose (Qld)

Anne Sheehan (Vic)

John Southalan (WA)

Avelina Tarrago (Qld)

David Stevenson (Qld)