Justice Moshinsky is a part-time Commissioner of the ALRC and was appointed on 9 January 2023 for a term of five years. Justice Moshinsky will also fulfil the role of Acting President from 10 January 2023 for a period of 6 months or until a permanent replacement is confirmed.
Justice Moshinsky was appointed to the appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in 2015.
He completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 1986. In 1988, he completed a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours at the University of Melbourne, being awarded the Supreme Court Prize. From 1989-91, he studied at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, completing a Bachelor of Civil Law with First Class Honours. In 1992-3 and 1996, Justice Moshinsky was an independent lecturer at the Law School, University of Melbourne, and taught conflict of laws and constitutional and administrative law.
From 1995 to 2015, he practised as a Barrister at the Victorian Bar, including as Senior Counsel from 2007, specialising in constitutional and administrative law, taxation, superannuation, competition law, private international law and human rights. In 2010-2011, he was the Chairman of the Bar Council of the Victorian Bar.
In 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, Justice Moshinsky was a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, co-teaching a subject on the separation of powers in the Masters program.
He has published a number of articles on constitutional law and the conflict of laws.