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    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Court One, Federal Court of Australia, Level 8, 305 William Street, Melbourne
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    Speaker: The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon

    Time and Date: 4:30pm, Monday 23 October 2017

    Venue: Court One (Level 8), Federal Court of Australia, 305 William Street, Melbourne

    The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon was appointed to the High Court of Australia in June 2015. At the time of her appointment, she was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, to which she was appointed in April 2007.

    Her Honour graduated in law from the University of Western Australia. She was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1987 and joined the Victorian Bar in 1992. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. She practiced in state and federal courts principally in commercial, equity, taxation and general civil matters. She was appointed a Professional Fellow of the Melbourne Law School in July 2015. 

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    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Law Theatre 1, Ligertwood Building, Law School, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
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    Speaker: Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
    Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

    Time and Date: 5:30pm, Wednesday 1 November 2017

    Venue: Law Theatre 1, Ligertwood Building, Law School, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide

    Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

    Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs recently took up the position of Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, following the completion of her five year term as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Prior to that, she was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister and a Governor of the College of Law.

    Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.

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    • 29 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Court 1, Federal Court of Australia, Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
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    Speaker: The Hon. Robert Shenton French AC
    Former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia

    Time and date: 5.30pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017

    Venue: Court 1, Federal Court of Australia, Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth

    The Honourable Robert Shenton French AC was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia on 1 September 2008 and retired from that office on 29 January 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia in science and law. He was admitted in 1972 and practiced as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia until 1983 when he went to the Independent Bar.

    He was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in November 1986, an office he held until his appointment as Chief Justice on 1 September 2008. From 1994 to 1998 he was the President of the National Native Title Tribunal. In 2010, he was made a Companion in the Order of Australia and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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