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Friday 6 October


His Excellency Major-General Jeffery AC CVO MC, Governor-General of Australia

Keynote Address

The Honourable Murray Gleeson AC, Chief Justice, High Court of Australia A Core Value (pdf) (73KB)

Judicial Ethics in the Twenty First Century

The Honourable Justice Philip Cummins, Supreme Court of Victoria

The Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel, Federal Court of Australia
The Honourable Margaret Beazley, New South Wales Court of Appeal

Launch of the JCA’s Sentencing Booklet

Welcome Dinner: Hyatt Hotel Canberra


Saturday 7 October

Court Governance and Judicial Independence: Part 1

The Honourable Justice Tim Smith, Supreme Court of Victoria Court Governance and the Executive Model (pdf) (104KB)

Commentary: The Honourable Chief Justice John Doyle AC, Supreme Court of South Australia Court Governance and Judicial Independence: The South Australian Approach (pdf) (111KB)

The Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant, Family Court of Australia The Autonomous Model: Not All Beer and Skittles (pdf) (145KB)

Court Governance and Judicial Independence: Part 2

The Honourable Chief Justice Terence Higgins, Supreme Court of ACT Court Governance and Judicial Independence in the ACT (pdf) (154KB)

Commentary: Professor Peter A Sallmann, Faculty of Law, Monash University

Suppression Orders

Professor Andrew Kenyon, Media Law Centre, University of Melbourne Justice Seen to be Done: Suppression Orders in Law and Practice (pdf) (303KB)


Mr Chris McLeod, Editorial Development Manager, The Sun Herald, Melbourne
Professor Michael Chesterman, Acting Judge, District Court of New South Wales
Deputy President of Administrative Decisions Tribunal (NSW) and former Commissioner of the ALRC

Dinner: ANZAC Hall at the Australian War Memorial

Guest Speaker: The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP, Federal Member for Wentworth, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister


Sunday 8 October

Judicial Appointments

Professor John Williams, School of Law, University of Adelaide and Secretary of the JCA
Dr Simon Evans, Director of the Centre of Comparative Constitutional Studies, Law School, University of Melbourne Appointing Australian Judges: A New Model (pdf) (226KB)

Commentary: The Honourable Nicola Roxon MP, Federal Member for Gellibrand, Shadow Attorney-General Comment on Proposal for Judicial Appointments Commission (pdf) (45KB)


Mr Daryl Dixon

Commentary: The Honourable Justice Richard Edmonds, Federal Court of Australia