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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Farewell to the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC - 05 December 2016

Speech by 2016 Australian Bar Association President Patrick O'Sullivan QC at the High Court of Australia on the occasion of the retirement of the Honourable Robert Shenton French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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Aboriginal health beyond the bars- does anyone care enough? - 04 November 2016

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

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The International Council of Advocates and Barristers World Bar Conference – Edinburgh - 30 April 2016

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.

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State of the Judicature – Hobart, Tasmania - 29 April 2016

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.

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ABA 2016 Dinner for Silks – President’s Opening Remarks - 03 February 2016

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

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