Law Council regarding reports that a lack of pension access is affecting the retention and recruitment of federal judges

Law Council of Australia Media Statement

The following statements can be attributed to Stuart Clark AM, President, Law Council of Australia:

  • It is vital that federal court appointments are made so as to avoid a lack of continuity in the courts.
  • Delays in the replacement of judges creates severe knock-on effects through the legal system.
  • The federal government should investigate whether judicial pensions for federal appointees who do not currently have access to them would make the retention and recruitment of federal judges easier.
  • Given the current delays in the replacement of federal judges the Law Council suggests that the Attorney-General should urgently make an open call for expressions of interest.

Anil Lambert (Media)
M. 0416 426 722
E. anil@hortonadvisory.com.au // www.lawcouncil.asn.au

Michael Hartmann, Director of Communications
P. 02 6246 3715 // M. 0438 081 968 E. michael.hartmann@lawcouncil.asn.au // www.lawcouncil.asn.au

Law Council regarding reports that a lack of pension access is affecting the retention and recruitment of federal judges

The following statements can be attributed to Stuart Clark AM, President, Law Council of Australia:

  • It is vital that federal court appointments are made so as to avoid a lack of continuity in the courts.
  • Delays in the replacement of judges creates severe knock-on effects through the legal system.
  • The federal government should investigate whether judicial pensions for federal appointees who do not currently have access to them would make the retention and recruitment of federal judges easier.
  • Given the current delays in the replacement of federal judges the Law Council suggests that the Attorney-General should urgently make an open call for expressions of interest.

Anil Lambert (Media)
M. 0416 426 722
E. anil@hortonadvisory.com.au // www.lawcouncil.asn.au

Michael Hartmann, Director of Communications
P. 02 6246 3715 // M. 0438 081 968 E. michael.hartmann@lawcouncil.asn.au // www.lawcouncil.asn.au