Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Former Justice of the High Court of Australia

The Hon. Michael Kirby was first appointed to judicial office in 1975 as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission.  Thereafter he was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia; as President of the Court of Appeal of NSW; and as a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).  When he was chair of the ALRC (1975-84) he also served on the inaugural Administrative Review Council (1976-84).  It was in this period that the federal AAT was established and the new administrative law was enacted.