Her Honour Judge Liesl Kudelka

Judge Liesl Kudelka is a part-time Commissioner of the ALRC and was appointed on 22 January 2024, with the term expiring on 22 January 2025.

Judge Kudelka was appointed as a Judge of the District Court of South Australia in October 2017. She has 25 years of experience in the criminal jurisdiction as a judge, barrister, and prosecutor. 

In 2020, Judge Kudelka prepared a detailed written proposal for a pilot Priority Programme in the District Court of South Australia to improve justice responses for alleged victims of sexual assault and domestic violence by implementing new processes to reduce delays in proceedings. Judge Kudelka implemented the programme and has been managing it since May 2021.

Amongst her many professional achievements, Judge Kudelka was a prosecutor in the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions in South Australia, as well as working on the discussion paper ‘Review of South Australian Rape and Sexual Assault Law’ in 2006. She also acted as Counsel Assisting ‘the Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of Sexual Abuse & Death from Criminal Conduct’ (SA) in 2007 – 2008.