The High Court of Australia
On Monday, I had the very great honour to represent our Bar at a Special Sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice Steward as a Justice of the High Court in Canberra. Notwithstanding travel restrictions and the need for Border Entry Permits to get home, a significant number of Barristers and Judges from Victoria made the journey to mark His Honour’s appointment to the Court. Although numbers were limited as a result of COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT, it was a fitting occasion, particularly as we are unlikely to see another Victorian appointment to the Court for some time. We wish His Honour well in the long and distinguished career that will no doubt follow. The speech I made is available to read here.