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    The following is a statement by the President of The Bar Association of Queensland, Shane Doyle QC. Saturday’s courier Mail contained an ‘Opinion peice’, under the provocative banner ‘Our Unjust Justices’, the content of which disparages the whole of the judiciary. The Justices of the Supreme Court have the respect and support of the Bar… Read more »

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    The following is a statement on behalf of The Bar Association of Queensland in regard to developments in recent days. It is, of course, within the power of the Executive Government (the Government), and solely its responsibility, to select appointments for judicial office including the most important judicial position of Chief Justice of Queensland. With that power… Read more »

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    The President of the Bar Association of Queensland, Peter Davis QC said today: “Over the last couple of days, there has been media discussion concerning the possible appointment of The Honourable Judge Carmody QC to the office of Chief Justice of Queensland.” “The Government has afforded the Bar Association the opportunity to consult with the Attorney-General on a… Read more »

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    The President of the Bar Association of Queensland, Peter Davis QC, said today: The gender debate in relation to judicial appointments is a legitimate one. It is a debate which has gone on for many years. The fact that only one woman has been appointed to judicial office by this Government ought not to cast doubt upon… Read more »

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    The President of the Bar Association of Queensland, Peter Davis QC said today: “The Premier is reported as describing defence lawyers who represent bikies in these terms: “They’re defence lawyers: they’re paid by criminal gangs. Of course, they will say or do anything to represent their clients in the best possible light. Their clients are criminals.” And… Read more »