Speeches

Speeches

The Australian Bar Association represents the interests of Australian barristers. On this page you will find speeches by the current and immediate past ABA Presidents. There may also be links to other speeches of interest to the profession.

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Address at the Swearing In of the Hon. Gleeson J as a Justice of the High Court of Australia to welcome the Honourable Justice Jacqueline Gleeson (Monday 1 March 2021) - 01 March 2021

Speech by President of the Australian Bar Association Matthew Howard SC on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Honourable Justice Jacqueline Gleeson of the High Court of Australia.

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High Court of Australia Special Sitting Welcome to the Honourable Justice Steward – 1 February 2021 - 01 February 2021

On 1 February 2021, the High Court held a Special Sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice Steward as a Justice of the Court.

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2020 Silks Dinner – Speeches - 12 February 2020

Speeches made at the Silks Gala Dinner in Canberra, 3 Feb 2020

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The Hon Justice Pamela Tate - ‘Running Appeals in the 21st Century’ - 21 May 2019

The Hon Justice Pamela Tate, ‘Running Appeals in the 21st Century’,  speech given at ‘Rise2018’, National Conference of the Australian Bar Association and New South Wales Bar Association on 17 November 2018.

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The Honourable Justice James Edelman, High Court of Australia. - 11 February 2019

Speech by The Honourable Justice James Edelman, High Court of Australia on the occasion of the 2019 New Silks Dinner

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ABA/NSW Bar Association Biennial Conference The future of the independent Bar in Australia James Allsop - 21 November 2018

The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia. Paper on ‘The Future of the Independent Bar in Australia’ delivered at the Australian Bar Association/NSW Bar Association National Conference, 17 November 2018

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Speech by Matthew Howard SC on the occasion of the retirement of The Hon. Siopsis J as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia - 30 April 2018

Speech by President of the Western Australian Bar Association and Australian Bar Association Council member Matthew Howard SC on the occasion of the retirement of The Hon. Siopsis J as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

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Ceremonial Sitting of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to welcome the Honourable Justice Christopher Kendall (Monday 29 January 2018) - 30 January 2018

Speech by President of the Western Australian Bar Association and Australian Bar Association Council member Matthew Howard SC on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Honourable Justice Christopher Kendall of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Monday

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Ceremonial Sitting of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to welcome the Honourable Justice William Alstergren as Chief Judge (Wednesday 29 November 2017) - 05 December 2017

Speech by President of the Australian Bar Association Noel Hutley SC on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Honourable Justice William Alstergren as Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Wednesday 29 November 2017)

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Swearing-in of Chief Justice John Pascoe to the Family Court of Australia and of Chief Judge Will Alstergren to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia - 23 October 2017

Speech by President of the Australian Bar Association Noel Hutley SC on the occasion of the swearing-in of Chief Justice John Pascoe to the Family Court of Australia and of Chief Judge Will Alstergren to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on Friday 20

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