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Media And Courts: The Dilemma – Speech by Justice Michael Kirby

This is the text of a speech delivered by The Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG to a Graduation Ceremony at Southern Cross University.

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Transcript of speech by Justice Michael Kirby.

Media And Courts – The Dilemma

KirbyI thank the Chancellor and the members of the University for inviting me to participate in this graduation ceremony.

This is my first visit to the University, although the fame of its School of Law and Justice is well established. I am proud to be associated, on the editorial board of the Criminal Law Journal, with Professor Stanley Yeo, a world respected expert in criminal law. I have enjoyed frequent association with Professor Brian Fitzgerald, also with a global reputation on the interface of law and information science. Professor Fitzgerald and Richard Harris have kept me informed of the law programme of this University. They and other members of the Faculty are welcome guests at the High Court in Canberra. [Read more…]