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17Sep
News

Bar Roll No: 1738

It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the death of the Honourable Frank Saccardo QC on 16 September 2021. 

Frank was born on 24 March 1955. Frank’s parents immigrated to Australia from Italy shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. Frank’s education was initially undertaken at St Patrick’s College in East Melbourne. In year 8, when the closure of that school was announced, Frank transferred to Xavier College, Kew, where he completed the balance of his education.

7Sep
News

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia have announced the appointments of following Senior Judicial Registrars:

Ms Celia Conlan has been assigned to Melbourne registry, effective 30 August 2021

Ms Sharney Jenkinson has been assigned to Sydney registry, effective 30 August 2021

Mr Paul Glass will be assigned to Melbourne registry, effective 25 October 2021

27Aug
News

Dear members

The Stay at Home Directions (Victoria) (No 6) expired at midnight and were replaced by the Stay at Home Directions (Victoria) (No 7).

10Aug
News

County Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed the following as judges of the County Court of Victoria:

His Honour Judge Stewart Bayles

Her Honour Judge Kellie Blair

Her Honour Judge Nola Karapanagiotidis

His Honour Judge Daniel Holding

Her Honour Judge Angela Ellis

30Jul
News

Judge Advocate General of the Australian Defence Force

The Governor in Council has appointed Rear Admiral the Honourable Jack Rush RFD QC RAN as the next Judge Advocate General of the Australian Defence Force. The appointment is effective today.

Details of a ceremonial sitting will be made available via In Brief.

30Jul
News

Rear Admiral the Honourable Jack Rush RFD QC RAN has been appointed Judge Advocate General of the Australian Defence Force.

One of the most prominent lawyers in Australia, the Judge Advocate General, is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council.

27Jul
News

Supreme Court of Victoria

The Governor in Council has made the following appointments:

Dr Catherine Gail Button QC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, effective 9 August 2021.

Her Honour Judge Amanda Claire Fox as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, effective 13 August 2021.

27Jul
News

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Governor in Council has appointed Mr Richard Wilson as a Deputy President of the Tribunal. Richard will take on the role of Head of Civil Division.

The appointment is effective today.