PEOPLE ACROSS Australia were last week awarded Order of Australia medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The legal profession accounted for a considerable number of recipients and many were given awards for service to the law and the public through the law. Below, Lawyers Weekly lists a some of these.
Justice John Dyson HEYDON, Sydney, NSW. For service to the law as eminent jurist, to the legal profession, and as an academic through extensive contributions to further legal knowledge and education in Australia.
Sir James KILLEN, KCMG, Chapel Hill, Qld. For distinguished contributions to public life as a federal parliamentarian, barrister, author, orator and advocate for social justice and the rights of underprivileged members of the community.
Justice John Spence WINNEKE, AO, RFD , Melbourne, Vic. For leadership in the law, to the administration of justice as President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and to the community.
Jennifer Harley BLACKMAN, Wentworthville, NSW. For service to the law, particularly as a supporter of the advancement of women in the legal profession, and to the community through a range of church, youth and aged-care organisations.
Patricia Ann MILLER, Alice Springs, NT. For service to the community as a significant contributor to debate on issues relating to native title, social justice, education, legal services, health and welfare, and the media.
Justice Kemeri Ann MURRAY, Adelaide SA. For service to the law, to the administration of justice, and to the community, particularly in the areas of social development, welfare, multicultural affairs, education, health and the arts.
Mahla Liane PEARLMAN, AM, Cammeray, NSW. For service to the law and the judiciary, to the development of professional practice standards, and to the community.
Justice Peter Wolstenholme YOUNG, Sydney, NSW. For service to law and the administration of justice, to legal scholarship and to the community through the Anglican Church of Australia.
Eugene John CULLITY, Hawthorn, Vic. For service to the law and to the community, particularly through support for programs to rehabilitate juvenile offenders, and to Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.
Colonel John Richard BECKWITH, RFD, Vic. For exceptional service in the field of military law, particularly in his role as judge advocate and defence force magistrate.
Christopher Paul MALEY. For service to the community, particularly through Marist Youth Care and by providing pro bono legal services for a range of organisations.