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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Email: media@austbar.asn.au

Aboriginal health beyond the bars – does any care enough? Challenges for the Judiciary – some solutions?

Speech by Stephen Norrish QC – a Judge of the District Court of NSW presented to the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.. Read speech

The International Council of Advocates and Barristers World Bar Conference – Edinburgh

Speech by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC - Core Professional Values and Challenges to Independence from External Forces. The Benefits of Self-Regulation.. Read speech

State of the Judicature – Hobart, Tasmania

Address in reply by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC to speech by High Court Chief Justice, the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC on the State of the Judicature. . Read speech

ABA 2016 Dinner for Silks – President’s Opening Remarks

Speech by 2015 ABA President Fiona McLeod to welcome the 2016 Law Term.. Read speech