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Media Releases

Media Releases

The Australian Bar Association issues regular media releases on behalf of the profession. Below you will find the latest news, statements and media releases issued by the ABA.

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Róisín Ryan

The ABA issues regular news updates to its members. You can view recent ABA Member Newsletters here.

The ABA holds a number of conferences and events each year. Visit our Events calendar to see what’s coming up and contact the Media Manager for further details.

Australian Bar Association Congratulates Justice Jagot on her Appointment to the High Court Of Australia

The Australian Bar Association welcomes today’s announcement that the Hon. Justice Jayne Jagot has been appointed as the 56th person to be a judge of the High Court of Australia. .Read more

Statement on the Use of Postnominals

Upon the passing of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen's Counsel (QCs) automatically become King's Counsel (KCs).Read more

Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Australian Bar Association (ABA), on behalf of Australia’s more than 6,000 barristers, offers heartfelt condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II upon the passing of Her Majesty..Read more

Australian Legal Profession Deeply Concerned about Attacks on Judicial Independence in Kiribati

The Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association express deep concern about recent events in Kiribati..Read more

Australian Bar Association launches national Find-A-Barrister service

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) is set to launch an Australian first national Find-A-Barrister service on Thursday, 1 September 2022. .Read more

Australian Bar Association Welcomes Western Australia to the National Legal Profession

Western Australia today joins the uniform regulatory scheme for Australian legal practitioners, the third State to do so since the scheme came into operation in New South Wales and Victoria in 2015..Read more

Vale Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE QC

The Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association note with sadness the passing of the Hon. Sir Francis Gerard Brennan last night, aged 94..Read more

Australian Bar Association Congratulates Lincoln Crowley QC

The Australian Bar Association congratulates Lincoln Crowley QC on his appointment today as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Justice Crowley is the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed to the bench of an Australian Supreme Court..Read more

Australian Bar Association Responds To Prime Minister’s Attack On Barristers

The Australian Bar Association is deeply concerned by the Prime Minister’s attack today on the barristers of Australia....Read more


The Australian Bar Association looks forward to the forthcoming election campaign and calls on all parties and candidates to outline policies directed at enhancing access to justice, improving the administration of justice, and promoting of the rule of law.Read more