Webinar – Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality
On Thursday 29 September 2022, the Australian Law Reform Commission hosted a event featuring the Attorney-General’s address, which delivered the Australian Government’s response to the ALRC’s final report and recommendations in the Judicial Impartiality Inquiry, followed by reflections on different aspects of the report by three members of the Inquiry’s Advisory Committee.
Chair: The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, ALRC and Judge, Federal Court of Australia
Keynote Speaker: The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP, Attorney-General of Australia
Panel Moderator: Sarah Fulton, Principal Legal Officer (A/g)
- The Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of Australia, High Court of Australia
- Professor Gabrielle Appleby, Director, The Judiciary Project, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales
- Mr Anthony McAvoy SC, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
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Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality Webinar
Webinar – Judicial Impartiality Q&A: Exploring Viewpoints
On Monday 19 July 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission co-hosted a webinar with Wolters Kluwer to explore different viewpoints on judicial impartiality.
- The Honourable Justice Middleton, Federal Court of Australia and ALRC Part-Time Commissioner (Chair)
- The Honourable Chief Justice William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
- Minal Vohra SC, Barrister
- George Selvanera, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
- Professor Matthew Groves, Deakin University
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Seminar: Public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary
In conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) hosted a panel seminar on Tuesday 2 March 2021.
An expert panel explored how the fair-minded observer is faring by examining issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary. The Q&A style format provided the opportunity for questions relevant to the ALRC’s ongoing review of judicial impartiality to be discussed.