Welcome sitting for Judge Bertone

Practitioners are invited to attend the Ceremonial Sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) to welcome her Honour Judge Anna Bertone.

The sitting will be held on Friday, 5 July at 9.30am at Courtroom 7, Level 2, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay, Brisbane.

The ceremonial sitting will be conducted both in person and also livestreamed via the court’s YouTube Channel.

Judge Bertone has been appointed to the Brisbane Registry and started on 3 June 2024. Judge Simone Bingham was also appointed on 27 May to the Melbourne registry.

The Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2), the Honourable William Alstergren AO, said the appointments of Judges Bingham and Bertone were warmly welcomed.

“Judge Bertone brings some 30 years of experience in family law, in which Her Honour has advocated for clients in both Queensland and Western Australia,” the Chief Justice said.


“On behalf of the Court, I am delighted to welcome Judges Bingham and Bertone to the bench. Their Honours will play a critical part in the court’s commitment to providing access to justice to the people of Australia, and importantly, to the communities living across Victoria and Queensland.”

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