The Australian Law Reform Commission is pleased to invite members of the Australian Legal Profession to the Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture.
The keynote address for 2022 will be delivered by the Attorney-General of Australia, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP.
This annual lecture celebrates the law reform legacy of the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG both as the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC and as one of Australia’s leading jurists.
As the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC from 1975 until 1984, Michael Kirby laid the foundation for the Commission’s community consultative approach to law reform that continues today. Those consultative processes are recorded in the photos that line the walls of the ALRC officof the community circles undertaken on Country as part of the Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws (ALRC Report 31).
This event will also provide the opportunity to formally thank outgoing ALRC Commissioner, the Hon Justice John Middleton AM, for his significant contributions to law reform. Justice Middleton was first appointed as a part-time Commissioner in 2012 and has provided invaluable expertise and guidance to numerous ALRC Inquiries over the last ten years.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5 December 2022 - 05 December 2022
Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne, or via live streaming