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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Media Release - Vale the Hon. D. F. Jackson AM KC

It is with deep regret I announce to the national Bar that David Jackson AM KC died peacefully this morning in Sydney. David had recently celebrated his 82nd birthday. .Read more

The Australian Bar Association Welcomes the Appointment of the Next Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

The Australian Bar Association welcomes the appointment of Justice Debra Mortimer as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. .Read more

International Women’s Day - “Cracking the Code: Innovation for a Gender Equal Future”

On this International Women’s Day, the Australian Bar celebrates the achievements of all women barristers and reflects on what the Australian Bar can do to ‘crack the code’..Read more

Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association extremely concerned over police informants legislation

The Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association have major concerns over the Human Source Management Bill 2023 introduced into the Victorian Parliament on 7 February 2023..Read more

ABA announces New President and Executive

The Australian Bar Association has announced the election of its executive team for 2022–23..Read more

Australian Bar Association Deeply Concerned About Appointment of Kiribati Attorney-General to Position of Acting Chief Justice

The Australian Bar Association is deeply concerned by the appointment of Attorney-General Tetiro Semilota to the position of Acting Chief Justice of Kiribati. .Read more

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