Published on 01 May 08
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The Inaugural Justice Graham Hill Memorial Lecture was given last year in Hobart by Justice Michael Kirby. In it Justice Kirby paid tribute to Justice Hill’s commitment to, and achievements in, tax law and legal education in Australia. It was a fitting tribute given, appropriately, by a judge who was both from an appellate court and who had known Justice Hill since the two were fellow students at school.
The Hon. Tony Pagone was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was a judge of the Trial Division and had been the judge in charge of the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Justice Pagone graduated from Monash University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Laws and from Cambridge University with a Master of Laws (First Class Hons) in 1983. He was admitted as a practitioner in 1980 and signed the roll of counsel in 1985. Justice Pagone was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Victoria in 1996. During his career at the Bar, Justice Pagone practised widely in taxation law, commercial law, administrative law, constitution law, public and human rights law. He was also a part-time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office. In 2014, he obtained an LLD from the University of Melbourne for his contribution to scholarship in the field of anti-tax avoidance. He teaches regularly in tax in the University of Melbourne graduate program.
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22 May 2017