Vale Angelo Vasta QC

Former Queensland Supreme Court judge and eminent Queen’s Council Angelo Vasta passed away yesterday morning.

Mr Vasta was admitted to the Bar in 1968 and took silk in 1980.

He was judge of the Queensland Supreme Court between 1984-89 and maintained a successful private practice at the Queensland Bar before retiring on 1 July 2020.

A very popular and respected practitioner in the profession, Mr Vasta also enjoyed and created an amazing and fascinating life and was a loving husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather to a dynasty of respected community leaders.

He passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family on 29 September 2021.

One of his sons, federal Member of Parliament Ross Vasta, last night posted a message to his Facebook account confirming his father’s passing.


“My father Angelo passed away,” Ross said in the post. “At 80 years of age, he lived a full life. I couldn’t have asked for a better dad. In fact, he was the perfect example of what a father should be.

“Dad, we will miss you. Rest well.”

Queensland Law Society extends its sincere condolences to his family.

This article has been re-edited since it was first published on 30 September 2021.

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