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 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

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