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Webinar – Without Fear or Favour: Responses to the ALRC Report on Judicial Impartiality

Thursday 29 September 2022
12:00pm – 1.30pm AEST

Hear responses from the Government, the bench, the profession and academia to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality and the Law on Bias.

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)

Panellists:

  • 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

Past Events


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.

Panel:

  • 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

Read more : Impartiality from both sides of the Bench

View Recording – Judicial Impartiality Q&A: Exploring Viewpoints


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.

Read the summary