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Governance

The Australian Judicial Officers Association is governed by a Governing Council and Executive Committee which are responsible for the management of the business and affairs of the Association. The Governing Council consists of judges and magistrates drawn from all of the courts in all jurisdictions and at all levels throughout Australia. The Executive Committee is a smaller body drawn from members of the Governing Council and is responsible for transacting the business of the Association. The Governing Council meets three times and the Executive Committee four times each year.

The Association is governed according to its Rules. To read the Rules of the Australian Judicial Officers Association click here.

Governing Council and Executive Committee Members

*Denotes Executive Committee Members

Commonwealth
Justice Darryl Rangiah*, Federal Court of Australia
Justice Michael Baumann AM*, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)Treasurer
Judge Salvatore Vasta, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)

Australian Capital Territory
Justice Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson*, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
Magistrate James Stewart, Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales
Justice Michael Walton*, Supreme Court of New South WalesPresident
Justice Nicola Pain*, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales
Judge Richard Weinstein SC, District Court of New South Wales
Magistrate Jenny Atkinson*, Local Court of New South Wales – Magistrates/Local Courts Representative
Magistrate Roger Prowse, Local Court of New South Wales

Northern Territory
Justice Jenny Blokland, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Chief Judge Elizabeth Morris, Local Court of the Northern Territory

Queensland
Judge Anthony Rafter SC*, District Court of Queensland
Vice President Daniel O’Connor OAM, Industrial Court of Queensland
President Fleur Kingham, Land Court of Queensland
Chief Magistrate Janelle Brassington, Magistrates Court of Queensland

South Australia
Judge Graham Dart, Supreme Court of South Australia
Judge Rauf Soulio*, District Court of South AustraliaIntermediate Courts Representative
Justice Steven Dolphin, South Australian Employment Tribunal
Deputy Chief Magistrate Brett Dixon*, Magistrates Court of South Australia

Tasmania
Chief Justice Alan Blow AO*, Supreme Court of Tasmania
Deputy Chief Magistrate Michael Daly, Magistrates Court of Tasmania

Victoria
Justice Steven Moore*, Supreme Court of Victoria – Vice-President
Judge Michael Cahill, County Court of Victoria
Magistrate Jan Maclean, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Western Australia
Justice Andrew Beech, Supreme Court of Western Australia
Judge Andrew Stavrianou*, District Court of Western Australia
Magistrate Andrée Horrigan, Magistrates Court of Western Australia

Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2023:

  • Thursday 2 February – a (virtual) meeting of the Executive Committee
  • Saturday 18 March, Melbourne – a meeting of the Governing Council
  • Thursday 20 April – a (virtual) meeting of the Executive Committee
  • Saturday 17 June – a meeting of the Governing Council
  • Thursday 20 July – a (virtual) meeting of the Executive Committee
  • Saturday 7 & 8 October, Auckland- a meeting of the Governing council (coincides with 2022 Colloquium)
  • Thursday 19 October – a (virtual) meeting of the Executive Committee