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Council

The Council is the governing body of the NJCA. It comprises four judicial members, a member nominated by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, and a member nominated by participating State and Territory Attorneys-General.

Council

The Council is the governing body of  the NJCA.  It comprises four judicial members, a member nominated by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, and a member nominated by participating State and Territory Attorneys-General.

Council Members

Chief Justice Helen Murrell (CHAIR), Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

Nominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts

Chief Magistrate Steven Heath, Magistrates’ Court of Western Australia

Nominee of Chief Magistrates of the States and Territories

Mr David Mackie, Director-General, Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Nominee of the Attorneys-General of the States and Territories

Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace, Family Court of Australia

Nominee of the Chief Justices of the Family and Federal Courts

Dr Albin Smrdel, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department

Nominee of the Attorney-General of the Commonwealth

Judge Julie Wager, District Court of Western Australia

Nominee of the Chief Judges of the District or County Courts

Alternate Members

Justice Mark Moshinsky, Federal Court of Australia

Nominee of the Chief Justices of the Family and Federal Courts

Mr Cameron Gifford, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department

Nominee of the Attorney-General of the Commonwealth

Judge Frank Gucciardo, County Court of Victoria

Nominee of the Chief Judges of the District or County Courts

Justice Glenn Martin AM, Supreme Court of Queensland

Nominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts

Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker, Magistrates' Court of the Australian Capital Territory

Nominee of Chief Magistrates of the States and Territories

Mr Richard Glenn, ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Nominee of the Attorneys-General of the States and Territories