Invitation: Judicial Impartiality Webinar

Judicial Impartiality eNews

22 June 2021

Webinar – Judicial Impartiality Q&A: Exploring Viewpoints

Join us as we explore different perspectives on proposals and questions raised in the Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper.

Date: Monday 19 July 2021 at 1.00PM – 2.30PM AEST

In this webinar, we will discuss views from the bench, the profession, academia, and the community on proposals made and questions raised by the ALRC’s Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper.

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The Hon Justice John Middleton Part-time Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission Judge, Federal Court of Australia

The Hon Justice John Middleton
Part-time Commissioner, Australian Law Reform Commission and Judge, Federal Court of Australia


the Hon Justice William Alstergren

The Hon Chief Justice William Alstergren, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Minal Vohra SC
Minal Vohra SC, Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers East

Prof Matthew Groves
Professor Matthew Groves, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University

George Selvanera, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

This free, interactive webinar presented in partnership with Wolters Kluwer CCH Learning is part of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s current inquiry into Judicial Impartiality.

Make Your Submission

The Judicial Impartiality Consultation Paper was released on 30 April 2021, with submissions on its questions and reform proposals due by 30 June 2021.

Submission are invited in response to 25 questions and proposals relating to the law on impartiality and bias.

Download the Consultation Paper

Amended Timeframe for Reporting

Today the Commonwealth Attorney-General has amended the timeframe for reporting for the Review of Judicial Impartiality to ‘30 September 2021, or two months from delivery of the High Court of Australia’s judgment in Charisteas v Charisteas and Ors (Case P6/2021), whichever is later’.

Spotlight On: Judicial Impartiality

Read our series of ‘Spotlight On’ articles highlighting the ALRC’s preliminary views and questions presented in the Consultation Paper.

AAL/ALRC Seminar: Public Confidence, Apprehended Bias, and the Modern Federal Judiciary

View the recording of the seminar held earlier this year in conjunction with the Australian Academy of Law.

The expert panel explored issues of public confidence, apprehended bias, and the modern federal judiciary. The ‘sold out’ event provided a conducive format for discussion relevant to the ALRC’s current review of judicial impartiality. Insightful presentations were complemented by questions from an international online and in-person viewing audience facilitating thoughtful considerations and lively conversation.