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Law Council of Australia


Ceremonial Sitting of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia to welcome the Honourable Justice Yaseen Shariff

Speech delivered by Luke Murphy, President of the Law Council of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 13 September 2023.

"May it please the Court.

I respectfully acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and I pay my respects to their Elders both past and present, and Elders from other communities who may be here today.

I also acknowledge the Honourable Debra Mortimer, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia; The Honourable Justice Gleeson, Former Chief Justice; The Honourable James Allsop AG; Mr Peter Melican, Senior Executive Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor; President of the Australian Bar Association, Peter Dunning KC; President of the NSW Bar Association, Gabrielle Bashir SC; Ms Jennifer Ball, Junior Vice President of the Law Society of New South Wales; all judicial officers, dignitaries, family, friends, and, most of all: Your Honour. I am honoured to appear on behalf of the Australian legal profession and in particular the Law Society of New South Wales to welcome your elevation to the bench."

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