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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Greg Tolhurst

Chief Executive Officer

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

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ABA Welcomes new president Matthew Howard SC

The ABA has elected Matthew Howard SC as President for 2019-2020 following outgoing President Jennifer Batrouney QC from Victoria..Read more

Australian Bar Association welcomes shadow Attorney-General’s commitment to legal assistance sector.

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement by the Commonwealth Shadow Attorney-General of his “commitment to increasing the commonwealth’s contribution to legal assistance”..Read more

Inquiry by Roger Gyles QC on International arbitration

The President of the Australian Bar Association, Jennifer Batrouney QC, today announced that the Hon Roger Gyles AO QC had been asked to report on international arbitration opportunities for Australian Barristers in both Australia and the Asia-Pacific Regi.Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW SILKS 2018

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) congratulates Australia’s new Senior Counsel and Queen’s Counsel of 2018. President of the Australian Bar Association, Jennifer Batrouney QC said “the new silks were to be congratulated on their appointment...".Read more

ABA CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM NAURU

Following the Australian Bar Association (ABA) and NSW Bar Associations’ successful national legal conference in Sydney, the Council of the ABA adopted 8 key principles in the area of asylum seekers and refugees. The principles reflect the centrality of go.Read more

ABA WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT, MS JENNIFER BATROUNEY QC

The Australian Bar Association is pleased to announce the election of Ms Jennifer Batrouney QC as President for the 2018-19 year..Read more

The ABA rejects the recent analysis of Federal Court judges’ productivity

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) is concerned by recent attacks on Federal Court of Australia judges’ productivity which portrays the process of justice in too simplistic terms..Read more

THE APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE AND DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) notes the Government's announcement regarding the appointments of the new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia..Read more

CORRECTION AND EFFECTIVE CONSULTATION REQUIRED BY ATTORNEY-GENERAL

The President of the Australian Bar Association (ABA), Mr Noel Hutley SC calls upon the Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter MP to correct the statement provided to The Australian newspaper..Read more

AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR CAREFUL PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF THE FAMILY COURT’S FUTURE

The Australian Bar Association President, Noel Hutley SC says “the ABA remains of the view that any legislation to restructure Australia’s family law system requires close and careful examination by Parliament”..Read more