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Law Council of Australia


Ceremonial sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice Emilios Kyrou AO

Speech delivered by Mr Luke Murphy, Law Council of Australia President, Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne, 28 June 2023.

"May it please the Court.

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and waterways on which we gather this morning, the Peoples of the Kulin Nation and pay my respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nation elders who are with us this morning.

The Honourable Mark Dreyfus KC MP, Attorney General for the Cwth; The Honourable Chief Justice; the Honourable Justice Kyrou AO; distinguished members of the judiciary and legal profession; family and friends of your Honour.

It is a great privilege for me to have this opportunity to welcome & congratulate your Honour as a Judge of the Federal Court and to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (or AAT)."

Read the full speech below.


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