New judges appointed to Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced that both the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will have one new judicial officer.
Dr Timothy McEvoy QC has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia and Alice Carter has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Dr McEvoy will be assigned to the Melbourne registry of the Family Court, commencing on 27 March 2019. He became a barrister in Victoria in 2002 and took silk in 2016, and was most recently a senior counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the A-G’s Department said.
Ms Carter commenced in the Melbourne registry of the Federal Circuit Court on 14 March 2019.
She was admitted as a practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1996 and worked as a solicitor with Hogg & Reid, before being called to the Bar in 2006.
“On behalf of the Australian government, I congratulate Dr McEvoy and Ms Carter on their appointments and thank them for their willingness to serve the people of Australia,” Mr Porter said.