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Members

Members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor in Council on the advice of the Attorney-General. The Law Reform Commission Act 1968 provides that the Commission must consist of at least three members, who may be full-time or part-time members. Each person appointed to be a Commission member must be a person appearing to the Governor in Council to be suitably qualified by the holding of judicial office or by experience as a barrister or as a solicitor or as a teacher of law in a University.

Chairperson

The Hon Justice David Jackson
Appointed 1 August 2014

Part-time Members

Mr Peter Hastie QC
Appointed 1 August 2014

Prof Peter McDermott RFD
Appointed 1 August 2014

Mrs Samantha Traves
Appointed 1 August 2014

The Hon Margaret Wilson QC
Appointed 1 August 2014

Secretariat

Mr David GrothDirector
Mrs Cathy GreenAssistant Director
Ms Paula RogersA/Senior Legal Officer
Ms Anita GaleazziA/Senior Legal Officer
Ms Elise HoA/Senior Legal Officer
Mrs Jenny MantheyCommission Secretary
Ms Kahren GilesAdministrative Officer

Former Members

Chairpersons

The Honourable Mr Justice WB Campbell
(later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland
and Governor of Queensland)
01.03.69–01.03.73
The Honourable Mr Justice GL Hart01.03.73–15.05.73
The Honourable Mr Justice DG Andrews
(later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland)
26.05.73–17.09.82
The Honourable Mr Justice BH McPherson CBE*20.09.82–31.12.91
The Honourable Justice RE Cooper*01.01.92–30.06.93
The Honourable Justice GN Williams*01.07.93–30.06.96
The Honourable Justice P de Jersey
(later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland)
(later Governor of Queensland)
12.07.96–19.03.98
The Honourable Justice JDM Muir20.03.98–19.03.01
15.06.01–31.12.01
The Honourable Justice RG Atkinson*01.01.02–20.12.13

Full-time members

Dr JM Morris01.06.73–30.06.80
Prof KW Ryan CBE QC*
(later the Honourable Mr Justice KW Ryan CBE)
01.11.80–31.10.82
Mr FJ Gaffy QC*01.10.83–16.10.84
10.12.84–31.05.89
Mr AA Preece05.01.87–30.06.90
Ms L Willmott*17.09.90–31.10.92
Ms C Richards24.09.90–24.04.92
Mr WG Briscoe*04.01.93–04.06.99
Mr J Herlihy04.01.93–10.09.93
Ms PA Cooper09.05.94–31.07.97
Assoc Prof PJM MacFarlane10.01.00–28.12.01
Ms RA Hill30.09.02–10.03.05
Dr BP White*05.09.05–02.11.07
Mr IP Davis17.07.08–15.05.10
Assoc Prof TCM Hutchinson01.02.11–07.03.12

Part-time members

Mr BH McPherson QC*
(later the Honourable Mr Justice BH McPherson CBE)
01.03.69–31.12.81
Sir John Rowell CBE01.03.69–31.12.89
Mr PR Smith01.03.69–08.07.76
Sir John Nosworthy CBE01.01.76–31.12.87
Mr GN Williams QC*
(later the Honourable Justice GN Williams)
09.08.76–06.04.82
17.01.83–16.03.89
Prof KW Ryan CBE QC*
(later the Honourable Mr Justice KW Ryan CBE)
05.07.80–31.10.80
01.11.82–10.02.84
Mr RE Cooper QC*
(later the Honourable Justice RE Cooper)
14.06.82–02.02.89
03.02.89–31.12.89
Mr MO Klug01.01.88–31.12.89
Mr FJ Gaffy QC*01.06.89–30.09.89
Ms H O’Sullivan
(later Her Honour Judge H O’Sullivan)
01.05.90–08.04.91
09.04.91–29.08.94
Ms RG Atkinson*
(later the Honourable Justice RG Atkinson)
01.05.90–30.06.96
Mr PA Keane QC
(later the Honourable Justice PA Keane of the High Court)
01.05.90–12.02.92
Mr WA Lee01.07.90–30.06.96
Mr RS O’Regan QC11.05.92–23.11.92
Ms L Willmott*15.03.93–15.03.94
Dr JA Devereux29.08.94–28.08.97
Mr PD McMurdo QC
(later the Honourable Justice PD McMurdo)
22.05.95–21.05.01
Mrs DA Mullins SC
(later the Honourable Justice DA Mullins)
12.07.96–11.07.99
01.10.99–30.09.02
Mr PM McDermott RFD12.07.96–11.07.99
Prof WD Duncan26.09.97–25.09.00
Ms SC Sheridan26.09.97–25.09.00
Mr WG Briscoe*04.02.00–30.08.01
Mr PDT Applegarth SC
(later the Honourable Justice PDT Applegarth)
21.12.01–20.12.04
Ms A Colvin21.12.01–31.12.05
Mr GW O’Grady21.12.01–20.12.07
Dr HA Douglas21.12.01–20.12.07
Mr BJ Herd15.11.02–20.12.13
Mr JK Bond QC
(later the Honourable Justice JK Bond)
17.03.05–20.12.13
Ms RM Treston QC21.12.07–20.12.10
28.06.13–20.12.13
Assoc Prof BP White*21.12.07–20.12.10
Prof BF Fitzgerald21.12.10–01.05.13
Mrs SM Ryan QC21.12.10–20.12.13

* An asterisk indicates that the member has been appointed to more than one Queensland Law Reform Commission position.

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