From Justice Michael Walton
President of the Australian Judicial Officers Association
30 August 2023
The Australian Judicial Officers Association (AJOA) notes that judgement in the matter of Stradford (a pseudonym) v Judge Vasta  FCA 1020 was published today by the Federal Court of Australia.
The AJOA does not wish to make any comment about the merit of the judgment but acknowledges that it may have potentially profound implications for certain members of the Association.
The AJOA is carefully considering any implications for its members and, in that respect, reviewing which Australian Courts, if any, may not afford immunity to judicial officers.
The Australian Judicial Officers Association is the professional association of judges and magistrates in Australia. For further information, contact Karen Sloan, Australian Judicial Officers Association Secretariat: email@example.com | 02 6125 5763.
The President of the AJOA is not available for broadcast or television interviews on this matter.
To view the statement as a PDF, please click here.