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Peter Dunning KC announced as new ABA President

The Australian Bar Association has announced the election of Peter Dunning KC as its new President.

Peter is a former President of the Bar Association of Queensland and Solicitor-General for Queensland and an Associate Member of New Chambers.

Peter said, “It is a privilege and an honour, which I am humbled by, to have been elected President of the ABA. I wish to express my appreciation on behalf of barristers Australia wide for the deft and skilful leadership of the outgoing President of the ABA, Dr Matt Collins AM KC. Matt provided great leadership and foresight in guiding the bars through the aftermath of the pandemic and return to full time, conventional legal practice. 

“In 2023, I look forward to promoting the critical skills and talents of the more than 6,000 barristers Australia wide who, in every state and territory are an essential part of the legal architecture in Australia for the sustenance of the rule of law.

“I intend to build on the work this year of the ABA council in the enhancement of professional standards for barristers, fostering a collegiate, inclusive and diverse national profession and publicly advocating for the importance of an independent judiciary.

“The ABA will have important contributions to make to the national debate around the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and other matters of national concern.

Peter will be joined by the new Executive and Non-Executive team. Media Release with further information can be found here.

Congratulations Peter.

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