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
Supeme Court of the Australian Capital TerritoryNominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme CourtsChair

 

Chief Magistrate Steven Heath
Magistrates’ Court of Western AustraliaNominee of Chief Magistrates

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Justice Nye Perram
Federal Court of AustraliaNominee of the Chief Justices of the Family Court and Federal Court
Dr Albin Smrdel
Commonwealth Attorney General’s DepartmentNominee of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth
Judge Julie Wager
District Court of Western AustraliaNominee of the Chief Judges of the County Court and District Courts

 

 

Alternate Members

Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace
Family Court of AustraliaNominee of the Chief Justices of the Family Court and the Federal Court
Judge Frank Gucciardo
County Court of VictoriaNominee of the Chief Judges of the District or County Courts

 

Ms Tamsyn Harvey
Commonwealth Attorney-General’s DepartmentNominee of the Commonwealth Attorney-General
Justice Glenn Martin
Supreme Court of QueenslandNominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts
Ms Alison Playford
Justice and Community Safety Directorate ACTNominee of State and Territory Attorneys-General

 

Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker
Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital TerritoryNominee of Chief Magistrates