Queensland welcomes new Magistrates

Published:

NOTE: This article is older than 12 months

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has welcomed four new additions to the State’s judiciary, including a Deputy Chief Magistrate and three Magistrates.

The Attorney joined Queensland’s legal profession today at a welcome ceremony at the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

“All magistrates play a vital role in the administration of justice in Queensland and I congratulate our four newest judicial officers,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Deputy Chief Magistrate Janelle Brassington takes up the post after 14 years’ experience as a magistrate, serving mostly in Far North Queensland.

“Her Honour is rightly held in the highest regard by her colleagues and the profession, and has excelled as the Regional Co-ordinating Magistrate in Cairns, and presided over thousands of matters in a distinguished career.

“She began her working career as a student nurse and then registered nurse, before undertaking studies in law while still working.

“Her Honour spent the better part of a decade at the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP), working her way through a variety of roles.

“She also spent four years at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, working as Principal Legal Officer within the Strategic Policy Unit.

“Her Honour returned to the ODPP as Project Director and Acting Executive Director, and was then appointed as a Magistrate in 2005.”

Three other legal professionals have also started their journeys as magistrates.

“Magistrate Rosemary Gilbert who has been appointed to Brisbane was one of the first female appointees to the role of clerk within the old Public Defender’s Office.

“She was employed by Legal Aid Queensland in 1990 and has continued to build an impressive career.

“Magistrate Cameron McKenzie starts his time as a magistrate at Southport after being a partner at a number of major law firms over the past decade.

“His litigation experience spans more than a quarter of a century, and he also has longstanding experience in mediation and conflict resolution.

“Magistrate Robert Walker has been appointed to Emerald after acting as a Magistrate and Judicial Registrar since April 2015.

“Previously he was the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, the Director of the Coroner's Court of Queensland, a lawyer within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and Assistant Director with the Crime and Misconduct Commission.”

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

 
Law & Safety Political Queensland Government
Social:   

Yvette D'Ath : Attorney-General and Minister for Justice :
GPO Box 149, Brisbane Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7400
Yvette D'Ath  :  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Modernised Body Corporate regulations to commence in March 2021 29 September 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has finalised a modernised set of body corporate regulations which will deliver important benefits for Queensland unit owners. More information...
522 Queensland community groups to share in $13.4 million in grants funding 25 September 2020 | 522 community groups will share in $13.4 million worth of Queensland Government grants through round 105 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. More information...
Save money by checking and comparing prices when grocery shopping 21 September 2020 | Queensland’s Office of Fair Trading is reminding consumers they can check and compare unit prices when shopping for groceries to save money as part of a national awareness campaign launched today. More information...
Moratorium on commercial lease evictions extended to end of 2020 16 September 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government’s moratorium on evictions for commercial leaseholders has been extended to the end of 2020. More information...
Attorney-General appeals sentence of Luke Daniel Chitty 10 September 2020 | Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has decided to appeal the sentence of Luke Daniel Chitty on the basis it is manifestly inadequate. More information...
Need a refund on that Father's Day gift? 03 September 2020 | Dads can be notoriously hard to buy for, so what do you do if your dad was a bit disappointed with the Father’s Day jocks you picked out, or the new shirt was the wrong size, style or colour? More information...
Palaszczuk Government welcomes Federal Court decision on border restrictions 25 August 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed today’s Federal Court decision on the effectiveness of hard border restrictions in the fight against coronavirus. More information...
Statement from the Attorney-General 14 August 2020 | The government respects the recommendations of the CCC. More information...
Attorney-General secures injunction to cancel Kangaroo Point protest 13 August 2020 | Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has won an injunction to force the cancellation of a protest planned in Kangaroo Point this Saturday. More information...
Online wagering inducements to be banned in Queensland 13 August 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has introduced draft legislation in State Parliament to deliver stronger consumer protections for Queenslanders gambling online. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service