In Brief Issue #916


Special General Meeting of the Victorian Bar next week

A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Victorian Bar Inc will take place next Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 5pm in the Neil McPhee room.

At the SGM, we will vote on the most significant package of proposed Constitutional reforms put in many years. The proposed reforms are the result of exhaustive work and exhausting debate by the Bar Council over several terms, and are directed at building a stronger and better governed Bar.

Please feel free to discuss the proposed reforms and any concerns with any member of Bar Council.

Even the simplest Constitutional reform is arduous and uncertain. Its greatest enemies are apathy and misinformation. Please take an interest in the governance of your association and attend the SGM to express your views.

If you cannot make the meeting, I urge you to provide a proxy form to by no later than 5pm next Tuesday, 11 June. Signed, scanned proxy forms will be accepted by email.


Clarifying PSR 4

The proposed reform that seems to have generated the most debate is proposed special resolution 4 (PSR 4), which proposes to restore to the Bar Council a power it effectively lost with the advent of the Legal Profession Uniform Law in 2014, namely a direct power to reprimand, caution, require undertakings from or, in extreme cases, remove members from the Bar roll, in circumstances where they have engaged in conduct that, in simple terms, involves dishonesty or discreditable conduct to a barrister or has brought the legal profession into disrepute.

PSR 4 proposes an amendment which is similar to – but narrower, and with more safeguards, than –  provisions that appear in the Constitutions of many professional member associations, including the NSW Bar (clause 7.2), the LIV (clause 17), the College of Surgeons (clause 3.2.1(d)), and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Sch 1, definition of ‘Expulsion Event’).

PSR 4 is intended to ensure that the Bar is able to protect the reputations of all of its 2,100 practising members, as well as the reputation of the Bar as an institution. The proposed reform has nothing to do with rights of practice or the powers of the Legal Services Board and Commissioner – it is about the right of the Bar to manage its own membership.

On Wednesday, I sent an email to all members explaining in more detail the reasons why I support PSR 4. If you signed a proxy opposing PSR 4 based on misinformation or confusion, or were persuaded by my email, you can withdraw and replace your proxy by contacting If you support the proposed reform but are yet to provide a proxy, please do so before the deadline.

Every member of Bar Council is available to discuss PSR 4 and the other proposed amendments at any time.


Get your copy of the Good Conduct Guide

The second edition of the Good Conduct Guide by Róisín Annesley QC was launched on Tuesday evening in the Neil McPhee room. All members of the Victorian Bar will be receiving a free copy.

The first edition, also authored by Róisín and published in 2006, quickly became an indispensable guide to practise at the Victorian Bar. The new edition has been fully updated to take account of the Uniform Law regime to which we are now all subject, with Róisín’s succinct and insightful commentary. Whereas the first edition was just for Victorian barristers, the new edition will quickly find a place on the shelves of our colleagues at all of the other Australian independent referral Bars.

It was a pleasure to join so many members of the bench and bar to celebrate the launch of the new edition on Tuesday with Róisín, who is of course also the Chair of the Victorian Bar’s Ethics Committee.

Special thanks go to the Legal Services Board of Victoria and Commissioner Fiona McLeay for generously supporting the Good Conduct Guide project, to Federation Press for publishing the guide, and to the many people who assisted Róisín in writing and producing such a splendid volume.

Picture: Róisín Annesley QC and Dr Matt Collins QC


A busy week

As well as the Good Conduct Guide launch, this week I also attended the launch of The Australian’s biannual legal review supplement, and did a number of media interviews to explain the appellate process in the context of the hearing in Pell v R.

Behind the scenes, I attended the first meeting of the Chief Justice’s preliminary evaluation committee for 2019, as we embarked on the process of evaluating applications for silk from the perspective of the profession in order to assist the Chief Justice in her difficult task of appointing Senior Counsel.

I am looking forward to seeing as many members as possible at the Special General Meeting next Wednesday, if not in person, then at least by proxy. Until then, have a great long weekend.

Vicbar News & Events
Bar subscriptions and Bar charities

Members should have received their annual Bar Subscription packs yesterday. Subscription fees are due by 1 July 2019. Each pack includes letters respectfully asking for end-of-financial year donations to the three crucial Bar charities that rely on your generosity in order to perform their important work.

Victorian Bar Foundation – letter and donation form

Barristers’ Benevolent Foundation – letter and donation form

The Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery – letter and donation form

The Coroners Court Pro Bono Scheme Launch - Thursday 13 June, 5.15pm

The Victorian Bar's Pro Bono Committee invites you to the formal launch of a new pilot Scheme recently established between the Coroners Court and the Victorian Bar.

The Scheme is designed to enable Coroner's, where appropriate , to request the assistance of pro-bono counsel in relation to a range of decisions including those dealing with the appointment of senior next of kin, autopsies and the release of a body.  Importantly, it will support the provision of legal assistance and representation to people affected by the coronial process at a particularly vulnerable period in their lives while generally improving access to justice.

The launch will coincide with a CPD Seminar with guest speakers discussing the operation and varioues categories of the Scheme along with daily impact and workings of the Coroners Court.

Meredith Schilling

Coroner Simon McGregor
Jodie Leditschke, Manager Coronial Admissions and Enquiries, Coroners Court

Thursday 13 June 2019

5.15pm - 7pm

Neil McPhee Room - Library
Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East

LAST DAY to tell us what you think about the Essoign Club | quick survey

The Essoign Club is YOUR club – it needs your involvement in order to survive, thrive and grow.

Bar Council is conducting a review, in conjunction with the Essoign Club Committee, of the operations and services provided by the Essoign Club.

We are seeking your feedback via a short online survey. Please complete the survey by Friday 7 June 2019.

Click here to complete the survey.

Your feedback will help to make sure that the Club is meeting the needs of all its members.

The club needs your support, patronage and membership. The Bar Council and the Essoign Club Committee are committed to the club’s ongoing success.

LCA Equal Opportunity Committee EOIs close Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 5pm

The Bar is calling for expressions of interest for the position of Victorian Bar nominee to the Law Council of Australia Equal Opportunity Committee. The position has become vacant due to the appointment of Justice Jacinta Forbes to the Supreme Court.

Committees of the Law Council of Australia provide expert advice to the Law Council Secretariat on matters of legal policy.

The Equal Opportunity Committee (the Committee) considers issues related to equality, inclusion and diversity in the Australian legal profession. The current strategic priorities of the Committee include: advocating for the implementation of practical measures to address the issue of sexual harassment in the legal profession; promoting cultural diversity in the legal profession, including through information and thought sharing with other bodies; and, five years on from its initial publication, reflecting on the National Attrition and Reengagement Study (NARS).  Most recently, the Committee provided guidance to the Law Council on its submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, and on its proposal for the National Collection of Cultural Diversity Data through the inclusion of three uniform questions in Constituent Bodies’ practicing certificates.

The Chair of the Committee is Ms Kate Eastman SC. Meeting dates are scheduled as follows: 18 July (5.00pm teleconference), 20 September (face-to-face meeting in Melbourne (TBC)), and 14 November (5.00pm teleconference). Work, including through self-nomination to sub-committees, continues ad hoc between meetings. Any member of the Victorian Bar with interest in these areas and the ability to attend the meetings is invited to apply.  

The Bar’s protocol for nomination and appointment of members to external bodies can be found here. Your Expression of Interest may include a copy of your CV and should identify any relevant areas of experience or expertise. 

Please forward your expression of interest to Denise Bennett at The Closing date for EOIs is Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 5pm.

Victorian Bar Re-engagement Lunch

The Equality and Diversity Committee’s Re-engagement Lunch will take place at 1pm on 17 June 2019 in the Bar Council Chambers, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East.

The purpose of the lunch will be to bring together members of the Bar currently on parental leave, recently returned from parental leave or planning to take parental leave, to discuss how to approach practice after a period of leave, refresh knowledge of practice requirements, and to facilitate reconnection with colleagues.

CLICK HERE to register by Wednesday 12 June 2019

2019 Junior Bar Conference - Register now

Join us for the Junior Bar Conference 2019 where will be exploring how to incorporate health and wellbeing into both your professional and personal lives, with workshops discussing resilience, technology & practice management, and superannuation.

The program is headlined by Commissioner Fiona McLeay, who will be discussing the future of the profession, alongside sessions on ethics, evidence, legal professional privilege and more. Full program coming shortly.

The day begins with breakfast with the Bar Council and ends with drinks with the Junior Bar. There are prizes, surprises, great food and the chance to spend some quality time with your peers.


DATE Friday 21 June 2019

TIME 8:15am - 5:00pm. Drinks from 5:00pm
VENUE Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne
Includes full-day of workshops & seminars, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, post-conference drinks, gift bag, automatic entry into the prize draw, and 6 CPD points across all categories.

Rental increases

Chamber & Car Park Rental Increase – Effective 1 July 2019

The Board of Barristers' Chambers Limited has decided to increase chamber and car park rents by 3.75% from 1 July 2019.

Rents are reviewed annually after considering the costs of continuing to provide services across all our buildings and the need to fund our current and future projects.

Ninian Stephen Chambers Rental Increase – Effective 1 May 2019

Rent for Ninian Stephen Chambers will increase by 4.25% from 1 May 2019, reflecting the annual rental increase from the building’s owner under the lease.
The increase for May and June will be reflected in your June invoice.

BCL’s purpose is to provide cost-effective accommodation and technology services to the Bar. Throughout FY19 we have significantly reduced our costs,  improved our responsiveness and increased the reliability of our technology services. There is still a significant amount of work to be completed, including developing a longer term property strategy to cater for the future needs of the Bar and ensure its continued financial strength.

Please contact BCL CEO Paul Clark on 9225 7962 or if you require any additional information.

John Karkar QC
Barristers’ Chambers Limited

Federal Court User Groups EOIs

The Federal Court of Australia wishes to engage with the legal profession on an ongoing and structured basis by establishing User Groups for the Commercial & Corporations National Practice Areas (NPAs), in order to discuss significant developments in the law as well as practice issues which may arise in respect of the Court’s practice and procedure at a state and national level.

The Court proposes to commence with a:

  • general user group for the Commercial and Corporations NPA;
  • a user group for insolvency (bankruptcy and corporate insolvency); and
  • a Victorian state user group.

The user groups will be convened by the National Coordinating Judges for the relevant NPAs.

The Hon Justice Middleton has written to request the Bar nominate 20 practitioners for those committees. Justice Middleton’s letter contains further information.

The Bar’s protocol for nomination and appointment of members to external bodies can be found here. Your Expression of Interest should include a copy of your CV and identify any relevant areas of experience or expertise. 

Please forward your expression of interest to Denise Bennett at The closing date for EoIs is Monday 17 June 2019 at 5pm.

Victorian Bar Member CPD Events

Upcoming CPD events:

You must be a member of the Victorian Bar and logged into the VicBar website to view the following events.

Vicbar Life
Studio 11 Art Exhibition

Ship of Fools, stoneware, by Alexandra Copeland 36cm x 36cm

Studio 11, located on level 11 Owen Dixon Chambers East, is delighted to share its current exhibition with you, Eclectic Themes, featuring original art work and ceramics by Alexandra Copeland as well as jewellery, by Jenny Brennan. You are welcome to view the exhibition during business hours. As you may know, the Studio 11 initiative started in 2015 and is run on voluntary basis. The idea is to vary and enliven the work space and offer all members of the Victorian Bar community an opportunity to view and enjoy original art in a convenient setting, as part of the everyday. As usual, all works are for sale. There is no commission payable. Work sheets are available on level 11 Owen Dixon Chambers East.  

The Essoign – New Wine Offer

We have an EOFY Wine offer. Please find the attached order form for details on the exquisite boutique wines.

Download order form and email Antonio at

Don’t miss out.

Craiglee Wine Dinner at The Essoign

Join us on Wednesday 19th June along with wine maker Pat Carmody for a three course dinner with matching Craiglee wines.

Craiglee is a local family run winery who have cemented itself as one of the finest producers of Shiraz and Chardonnay in Australia with its world class wines. 

Limited spaces available and bookings are essential.

Book at

See attached for more information or to make a booking. For any enquiries please contact Marijana on 9225 6748.

RACV Club special offer for VicBar members

Claim your RACV Club benefits today

The Victorian Bar has secured RACV Club benefits for its members in Melbourne City and Healesville.

A special introductory offer for Vic Bar members wanting to join the RACV Club ends on 30 June, 2019. If you join before 30 June 2019, the RACV will waive its joining fee, so the annual membership fee of $910 will be reduced to $520.  Membership includes exclusive access to the RACV City Club in Melbourne’s CBD, the Healesville Country Club in the Yarra Valley, and over 160 reciprocal clubs globally.

By joining RACV Club, you gain access to a range of social, leisure and business facilities and services. You will receive a 50% discount on accommodation at RACV Resorts, as well as discounted dining and day spa packages through the club rewards program. Members also receive unlimited golf with their stay at the Healesville Country Club, which boasts one of the best golf courses in Australia.

Other exclusive offerings for RACV Club members includes access to the fully equipped business centre and discounted parking rates at the Melbourne CBD venue. An optional subscription to the RACV Club fitness facilities in Bourke Street (valued at $595) is also available to members.

Practice & Profession News
VLRC- Contempt of Court - Release of Consultation Paper

I am pleased to advise that the Commission's consultation paper on contempt of court was published online yesterday on the Commission's website (link below) together with a summary document.

The closing date for written submissions is 28 June 2019.

For ease of reference, click here for a copy of the consultation paper.

We look forward to discussing the reference further with you at our meeting on 18 July 2019.

Please note that a meeting agenda and papers will be circulated closer to the meeting date.

In the interim, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate in contacting either myself or Anna Beesley, the reference team leader.

Kind regards

Bruce Gardner PSM
Acting Chair

Victorian Law Reform Commission
Executive Assistant:
Tel:  +61 3 8608 7800
Fax: +61 3 8608 7888
Level 3 / 333 Queen St

Indexed Notice 2019-2020

With new Indexation Rule r 111A of the Uniform General Rules commencing from 1 July 2019 in Uniform Law States, the Legal Services Council has released the Indexed Amounts Notice advising the indexed amounts that will apply to $10,000 ($10,685), $100,000 ($106,835) and $25,000 ($26,710) referred to in the Uniform Law from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The calculation of the indexed amounts is based on the latest CPI number published by the Australian Statistician and in accordance with r 111A of the Uniform General Rules.

More information is available from the Legal Services Council website.

Profession CPD & Events

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from some of the profession’s greatest minds and enjoy networking with colleagues from throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Asia.  Register from as little as $1,990*



Wednesday 10 July: Arrival Drinks

Mr Stork

Nestled at the rooftop on Level 39 of the Andaz, Mr Stork is a destination bar providing 360-degree views of the city. Named after the white and long-legged birds, which are often viewed as a good omen, Mr Stork houses ten teepee huts and relaxed seating set amid lush tropical landscaping to best enjoy the breathtaking views.

Dress: smart casual                       


Thursday 11 July: Welcome Party 

Aura, National Gallery of Singapore

Spanning across two floors of National Gallery Singapore, Aura is an elegant and modern multi-concept dining destination by Michelin star chef-restaurateur Beppe de Vito.  Join delegates at the former Supreme Court of Singapore as we celebrate the conclusion of day 1 with spectacular views of Singapore.

Dress: smart 


Friday 12 July: Gala Dinner

The Clifford Pier, Fullerton Bay Hotel

The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a modern hotel that pays tribute to a bygone era. Infused with a sense of refinement and a style that is both contemporary and international, its iconic dining destination is The Clifford Pier.  Join colleagues under the white vaulted ceiling at this fabulous destination as we celebrate the close of the conference.

Dress: black-tie                

For more information on the excellent program, speakers and sponsors of Convergence, please visit the website:  


Camilla Gray

ABA Event Manager


T: 02 9229 1720

M: 0411 323 873

*Junior Bar under 7 years at the bar - first 30 registrants

Ethics in Mediation “Right” or “Wrong”? How can something so simple be so complicated?

An expert panel, with significant depth of knowledge and experience in dispute resolution, will assist practitioners to understand "ethics" in the mediation process.

A professional code of ethics is essential to upholding ethical integrity and accountability. Accredited mediators must adhere to the ethical code prescribed by the professional organisation of which they are a member or an employee.

There will necessarily be differences in the degree to which some mediators can take an active and creative approach while others are compelled to operate under disciplinary rules. Depending on where and how the mediation is done, there will be differences in the decision-making powers and discretionary powers of the mediator.

A mediator’s ethical ability is tested by corresponding needs; the need to manage both the context the mediator is working in as well as the interest-based principles of mediation; the need to be aware of the ethical obligations of other parties in the room and the need to foresee and manage potential ethical breaches.

Panelists will share insights and provide examples of key ethical challenges in a variety of fields and contexts that include family, commercial, legal / statutory and on-line dispute resolution. The session aims to help equip mediators to develop their preparation skills and confidence.

Panel members: Peter Young AM QC, Mark Hebblewhite, David Bryson and Dr Genevieve Grant PhD.

The session will be moderated by Michael Heaton QC.

13 June 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Pitcher Partners
Level 13/664 Collins St, Docklands 
VIC, 3008

Members: AU$35
Non-members: AU$55
Free for RI student members
Free for Professional Development subscribers

Payment by credit card only

This event will contribute 1 hour of CPD under National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and Resolution Institute accreditation schemes.

Click here to register

How will your arbitration agreement be interpreted? The High Court decides - 25 June 2019

The Resolution Institute, in conjunction with King & Wood Mallesons, will be holding a lunchtime seminar on Tuesday 25 June at King & Wood Mallesons’ offices, Level 50 Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street. Presented by Albert Monichino QC and Monique Carroll, the session will analyse the High Court decision in Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 13. The presenters will discuss the implications of this decision for the interpretation of arbitration agreements in Australia and arbitration more broadly. For further information and to register, visit

Inaugural John Emerson AM Oration delivered by Robert Fitzgerald AM - Legal Practice Section - Law Council of Australia

The Charities and Not for Profits Committee of the Legal Practice Section will host the inaugural John Emerson AM Oration on 7 August 2019.

The oration will be delivered by Robert Fitzgerald AM in relation to ‘Lawyers and their influence under the public spotlight’  - Will  Royal Commissions  and community expectations change legal practice?

You are invited to register by using the this link

For any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact Travis Kotzur.

Antipodean Advocacy: Trans-Tasman Perspectives

Looking for a reason to book your next skiing adventure?

Antipodean Advocacy: Trans-Tasman Perspectives

Join the ABA/NZBA's joint Criminal and Public Law conference in Queenstown from 23-24 August 2019.  We are delighted to provide you with early bird registration access until 8 June.

The program has been carefully curated by both the Australian and New Zealand Bar Associations to include topical sessions of interest to all practitioners in both jurisdictions.  The conference will be held at the Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown and practioners from all areas of the legal profession may gain up to 8.75 CPD hours.

Session Highlights 

The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice Dame Helen Winkelmann

What Can Criminal Lawyers Teach Civil Litigators?
The Hon. Justice Michael Corboy (AU)
Marie Dhyrberg QC (NZ)
Peter Callaghan SC (AU)
Ken Archer (AU)

Advocacy in Inquiries
Simon Mount QC (NZ)
Rowena Orr QC (AU)
Mary Scholtens QC (NZ)
Aaron Martin (Deputy Solicitor General, NZ)

Indigenous Rights
The Hon Christian Whata (NZ)
Tony McAvoy SC (AU)
Simeon Beckett (AU)

The Rights, Responsibilities and Role of Media in Criminal Justice
Arthur Moses SC (AU)
Jonathan Eaton QC (NZ)
Marie Mills (MD, Mills Wilson)
Cate Brett (NZ)
Garry Williams (NZ) 

Americas Cup: Action on the Water and in the Courts
Dr James Farmer QC (NZ/AU)
Dr Hamish Ross (NZ)

Visit the event website to learn about the:

  • Excellent conference program and gala dinner
  • Outdoor activities including catered sailing or snow golfing experiences
  • Selection of fabulous hotels available

Register today to ensure your pick of the accommodation in Queenstown.  Do not delay: rooms will sell quickly.

Attached for your convenience are the following PDFs:

We look forward to seeing you on the slopes!


Camilla Gray

ABA Event Manager
T: 02 9229 1720
M: 0411 323 873

Sentencing Theory & Practice Masterclass

Chair of the Victorian and Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council

19 & 20 September 9:30am to 5pm

Sir Zelman Cowen Centre
Level 2, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne


Click here to view the flyer for more information

IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019

The IBA's Annual Conference 2019 is taking place in Seoul, South Korea between the dates of 22-27 September 2019.

More information on the Conference is available on the IBA website and in the live programme.

CORO Melbourne 2019 - Different Perspectives


Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October 2019

This year, in Melbourne’s iconic CBD, we will be giving you a fresh take on CORO.  Please save the date, and join us for CORO Melbourne 2019 “Different Perspectives”.

In addition, please join us for a welcome networking event on Monday 14 October, the evening before the 2 full days of the conference begins.

Please find attached the flyer providing initial details of this exciting event.

Programme details will be available once bookings open in July. The VLSB+C is very much looking forward to hosting you all in 2019.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us via email

Careers & Opportunities
Banking and Financial Services Law Association - Annual Scholarship and Research Essay Prize



The Banking and Financial Services Law Association is the leading professional organisation for banking and financial services law in Australia and New Zealand. The BFSLA’s objects include the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge of banking and financial services law and practice in Australia and New Zealand, including by encouraging research.

To that end, each year the BFSLA invites citizens and permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand to submit research essays on important matters in banking and financial services law and/or practice (including insolvency) that are currently topical in Australia or New Zealand, in competition for a prize pool.

The prize pool in 2019 is A$12,000.

Entries must be submitted by 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, 5 July 2019. The winner or winners, if any, will be announced at or around the BFSLA’s annual conference, which this year will be held from Thursday, 29 August 2019 to Saturday, 31 August 2019 at the Sheraton Mirage resort on the Gold Coast.

To be eligible, entries need to display a high degree of legal scholarship and original thinking, and to be of a standard, as regards both content and presentation, that is suitable for publication in a refereed law journal.

For a full list of conditions, more information about the prize and an explanation of how to enter, go to the Association’s website,

If you have any other questions about the prize, please email Julia Clancy at

Australian Academy of Law: Annual Essay Prize 2019

The Australian Academy of Law is pleased to announce the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for 2019.

The Prize is open to anyone, wherever resident, who is studying or has studied legal subjects at a tertiary level, or who is working or has worked in a law based occupation. There is no limit by reference to the age or seniority or experience of, or position held by, a person who may submit an entry. Accordingly, judicial officers, legal practitioners, legal academics and law students are all eligible to submit an essay.

The amount of the Prize is $10,000.

The essay topic for the Prize in 2019 is as follows:

How do private law and public law interact in Australia?  What are, and what should be, the available remedies (public or private or both) where they interact?

The deadline for the submission of an essay is 31 August 2019. This time limit is strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear.

Those Rules can be accessed on the Academy’s website:

Refer to the Academy’s website also for further information about the actual submission of an entry as well as information on previous winners.

Appointments to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Attorney-General seeks expressions of interest for appointment as full-time or sessional members of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), for the Planning and Environment, Building and Property, Guardianship, Human Rights, and Review and Regulation Lists.

VCAT members are appointed for a period of seven years by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General. Qualifications and conditions of employment are set out in Part 2 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that Victoria’s courts and tribunals reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. Applications are welcome from people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, people with a disability (adjustments to the recruitment process will be provided upon request), Aboriginal Australians and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Appointment is subject to probity checks, including a National Police Check.

To apply, please go to the Victorian Government’s ‘Get on Board’ website. Expressions of interest must be received no later than midnight on 30 June 2019.

Please note: Applicants who submitted an expression of interest in appointment as a VCAT member before 1 January 2019 must resubmit an application if they wish to be considered for appointment.

InBrief Submissions - please email to: 
Deadline for the next issue:5pm, 13th June 2019