Inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture on 5 December

The inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture will be held on Monday 5 December at 5pm (AEDT) in the Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne, and via livestream.

Presented by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), it will feature a keynote address by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus KC.

The annual lecture celebrates the law reform legacy of the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, both as the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC and as one of Australia’s leading jurists.

As the inaugural Chairman of the ALRC from 1975 until 1984, Michael Kirby laid the foundation for the commission’s community consultative approach to law reform that continues today. Those consultative processes are recorded in the photos that line the walls of the ALRC office of the community circles undertaken on Country as part of the ‘Recognition of Aboriginal Customary Laws’ (ALRC Report 31).

The event will also provide an opportunity to formally thank outgoing ALRC Commissioner Justice John Middleton AM, who was first appointed as a part-time commissioner in 2012, for his significant contributions to law reform.

Register to attend in person or via livestream.

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