Law Council of Australia


Appointment of Justice Bromberg as President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

23 June 2023

The Law Council of Australia strongly supports statements made today by the Honourable Debra Mortimer, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

The Chief Justice’s statements raise concerns about certain media coverage of the appointment of Justice Mordy Bromberg as the next President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

The Law Council echoes Chief Justice Mortimer’s remarks that, for more than a decade, Justice Bromberg has served the Australian community commendably as a highly respected, fair minded and dedicated member of the Federal Court.

“Attacking Justice Bromberg’s independence, impartiality and competence is not only unfair and unwarranted on a personal basis, it also erodes public confidence in the judiciary and undermines the rule of law more generally”, Mr Murphy said.

Such media coverage further diminishes the essential role that the ALRC plays in delivering well informed, balanced and comprehensive recommendations regarding the development of future law reform in Australia.

The Law Council congratulates Justice Bromberg on his appointment to the ALRC.


Simon Kinsmore
P 0455 949 554


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