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The AJOA is pleased to have convened its Colloquium in Hobart after a 2-year COVID-19 hiatus. Over 100 judges and magistrates from courts around Australia and New Zealand gathered to hear from eminent speakers. The event was a great success and we look forward to the next event in New Zealand.


Friday 7 October


The Hon Justice Glenn Martin AM, AJOA President
Formal Opening
Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania
Keynote Address
The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC, High Court of Australia Judicial Legitimacy  pdf [157KB]
The Plight of Women Judges in Afghanistan: when international judicial collegiality matters
Interviews with Female Afghan Judges; Facilitated Question and Answer Session
Chaired by President Fleur Kingham, Land Court of Queensland and Judge Robyn Tupman, District Court of New South Wales
Link to an audio only version of the SBS News segment shown during the session


Saturday 8 October

Judicial Independence
The Hon Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia – Speaking Notes 
Dr Joe McIntyre, University of South Australia – The Myths of Judicial Independence  pdf [2MB]
Australian Courts and the Extraterritorial Operation of Laws
The Hon Andrew Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales
The Hon Justice Mark Moshinsky, Federal Court of Australia – Paper pdf [386KB]
Colloquium Dinner
Guest speaker Jarrod Rawlins, Director, Curatorial Affairs, MONA


Sunday 9 October

From Boomers to Gen-Z: Adjusting to technology inside and outside the courtroom post-COVID
The Hon Justice Michael Wheelahan, Federal Court of Australia
Mr Murali Sagi, Acting Chief Executive, Judicial Commission of New South Wales
Wellbeing and Leadership
The Hon Peter Quinlan, Chief Justice of Western Australia – Lessons from the Coen Brothers’ Fargo
Ms Melinda Upton, Chair, Minds Count – Workplace systems to promote wellbeing
International Rules-Based Order
Prof Rob McLaughlin, Australian National Centre for Oceans Resources and Security