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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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

ABA welcomes Epiq as a sponsor of Re-Emerge 2022

The Australian Bar Association is pleased to welcome Epiq as a Silver Sponsor of the ABA’s national conference, Re-Emerge 2022, to be held in person in Melbourne and fully remotely from 28 to 30 April 2022. .Read more

ABA calls for moderation in anti-corruption debate

The Australian Bar Association has called for moderation in the debate over the proposed federal anti-corruption commission, after the Prime Minister yesterday compared the New South Wales Independent Commission against Corruption to a ‘kangaroo court’..Read more

ABA announces New Executive Team

The Australian Bar Association has announced the election of its executive team for 2021–22..Read more

Australian Bar Association responds to recent commentary about judicial impartiality

The Australian Bar Association notes recent commentary in the media about analyses of the outcomes of decisions reached by individual judges – sitting both by themselves in trials or together on appeals..Read more

The Australian Bar Association calls on the Commonwealth to reconsider the prosecution of Bernard Collaery

The Australian Bar Association shares the concerns of the ACT Bar Association in relation to the prosecution of barrister and former Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT and ACT Attorney-General, Bernard Collaery..Read more