Appointment of Acting Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security - The Hon Dr Christopher Jessup QC


The Hon Dr Christopher Jessup QC has been appointed as Acting Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security.

Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced the appointment today, saying Dr Jessup would perform the important function of assisting Ministers to oversee and review the activities of Australia’s intelligence agencies to ensure they act legally and with propriety, comply with ministerial guidelines and directions, and respect human rights.

“Dr Jessup is a highly experienced barrister and former judge of the Federal Court of Australia,” the Attorney-General, said.

Dr Jessup is a former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (2006–2017).

Since 1975, Dr Jessup had been in continuous practice at the Bar, since 1987 as a Silk. During his time at the Bar, Dr Jessup’s main area of expertise was employment and industrial relations law, with experience also in intellectual property law, public law, and general commercial law.  

The Victorian Bar congratulates Dr Jessup and wishes him well in his new role.

The Attorney-General’s media release is available to read here.