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Justice Graham Hill Memorial Speech


Justice Graham Hill was the quintessential expert in Australian taxation law. He died in August 2005. In this address the author, a friend from school days, remembers Graham Hill as a top scholar, accomplished practitioner, excellent judge and dedicated educationalist. He collects some of the many tributes paid to Graham Hill after his death.

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Hon Justice Michael Kirby
Justice Kirby was appointed to the High Court in February 1996. At the time of his appointment he was President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, having been appointed to that office in September 1984. He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1967. He was appointed a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1975. He served as first Chairperson of the Australian Law Reform Commission from 1975 to 1984. In 1983 he became a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, serving on that Court until 1984. In his education at Summer Hill Opportunity School (1949-1950), at Fort Street Boy’s High School (1951-5) and Sydney University (1956-61) he shared classrooms with the late Justice Graham Hill to whom he will pay a personal and professional tribute. - Current at 01 September 2007
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