Queensland Law Society

Queensland Law Society welcomes Federal Circuit Court judge for Rockhampton

Date 02 Feb 2016
Contact Gabrielle Kopke
Phone 07 3842 5903
Mobile 0488 433 884
Email g.kopke@qls.com.au

Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts welcomes the announcement by the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, that Judge Anne Demack has been appointed as a Federal Circuit Court judge based in Rockhampton.

"The Society welcomes the appointment of Judge Anne Demack as Rockhampton’s Federal Circuit Court judge. Judge Demack will make an excellent judge for Rockhampton. She is an experienced and highly regarded practitioner, principally in the area of family law, and she has been very active in Queensland Law Society events, especially our Symposia," says Mr Potts.

"This appointment will improve accessibility and reduce costs for those in Central Queensland requiring court assistance.

"While we wholeheartedly welcome the appointment, the Society is aware that the existing court infrastructure in Rockhampton is stretched to breaking point.

"The accommodation of the Federal Circuit Court in the current precinct will clearly lead to security requirements and greater demands on the local registry.

"Queensland Law Society looks forward to the Federal Government’s announcement of what arrangements will be made for the new judge.

"This appointment of Judge Demack will assist families in Central Queensland facing family law disputes to access justice without long delays."

For further information, please contact Gabrielle Kopke on 07 3842 5903, mobile 0488 433 884 or via email, g.kopke@qls.com.au