The Australian Bar Association announces The Australian Financial Review as a Major Partner in RE-EMEREGE 2021

19 July 2021

The Australian Bar Association is delighted to announce that The Australian Financial Review is the Major Partner for the ABA’s 2021 National Conference Re-emerge. The Australian Bar after COVID-19: Energised, Innovative, Enduring.

Taking place in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on 16-18 September, RE-EMERGE 2021 will be the first gathering of the national Bar for nearly two years and will feature an immersive program focusing on provocative and robust panel discussions, reflecting in particular on the implications of the pandemic for the administration of justice, the Bar and the nation—hence the theme of re-emergence, and the call to arms to energise, innovate and endure.

Matthew Howard SC, President of the Australian Bar Association said, “It is fantastic that The Australian Financial Review is partnering with the Australian Bar Association for this important national conference, RE-EMERGE 2021. This is a unique opportunity for the Bar, judiciary, politicians, academics, policy makers, journalists and legal professionals to come together to think deeply about how COVID-19 has changed our federation, society and profession, and the challenges and opportunities in delivering justice in our community in the post-pandemic world.”

Michael Stutchbury, editor in chief of The Australian Financial Review, said the line-up would ensure the conference was a success. “With four sitting High Court judges, chief justices, attorneys general, leading academics, legal and health professionals and journalists from the Financial Review, RE-EMERGE 2021 promises rigorous and engaging discussion that will shape the national debate.

"The Financial Review is pleased to be involved with this important event."

For more information about the conference, registration and to access the $500 discount for AFR subscribers visit the conference website at

About the ABA

The Australian Bar Association is the peak body representing nearly 6,000 barristers throughout Australia. Established in 1963, the ABA is committed to serving, promoting and representing its members, as well as advocating for fair and equal justice for all.

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