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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Australian Bar Association joins expression of disappointment at Commonwealth’s Justice Targets

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) joins with national and state legal organisations to express its disappointment at the low justice targets set by the Commonwealth for the reduction in incarceration of First Nations people..Read more

Statement by the President, Matt Howard SC

The Australian Bar Association notes with concern the statement made today by the Chief Justice of the High Court the Hon Susan Kiefel AC regarding the findings of an independent investigation into claims of sexual harassment by former Justice of the High .Read more

ABA marks 3rd anniversary of Uluru statement from the heart

Three years ago today, First Nations delegates to the 2017 National Constitutional Convention at Uluru in the Northern Territory concluded four days of discussion by issuing a historic statement to the people of Australia. .Read more

Parliamentary inquiry fails Australians at risk of family violence

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) expresses its disappointment at the decision by a Senate Committee investigating domestic violence to report three months ahead of schedule without conducting a single hearing, receiving one submission or consulting wit.Read more

Vale Philip Alan Selth OAM

The Australian Bar Association mourns the passing of Philip Selth, former CEO of the Australian Bar Association and Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association, who died on 3 May 2020. .Read more

ABA reiterates calls to release pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong

The Australian Bar Association stands with legal associations around the world in continuing to press for the urgent release of 15 pro-democracy leaders arrested in Hong Kong in April..Read more

Australian Bar Association Welcomes The Report Of The National Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment In Australian Workplaces

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the publication of the Australian Human Rights Commission report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces..Read more

Australian Bar Association calls for respectful discussion of the decision in love

The ABA considers that some of the commentary about last week’s decision of the High Court in Love and Thoms v The Commonwealth went beyond the bounds of robust criticism..Read more

Legal Assistance for those affected by the the bushfire crisis

The Australian Bar Association on behalf of its members expresses its deep sympathies to those affected by the bushfire crisis across the country..Read more

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