Patron – The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
Animal Welfare League Of QUEENSlANd Patron
The Hon Michael Kirby has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for those who suffer in silence including the most vulnerable to exploitation and cruelty – animals. The AWLQ is very pleased to welcome the Hon Michael Kirby as our official Patron.
- Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission(1974-1983)
- Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-83)
- Judge of the Federal Court of Australia(1983-1984)
- President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-1996)
- President of the International Commission of Jurists (1995-1998)
- President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands (1995-1996)
- Justice of the High Court of Australia(1996-2009)
- Acting Chief Justice of Australia (2007-2008)
Recipient of numerous national and international awards for outstanding service to the law, learning and the advancement of human rights, including:
- Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) (1983)
- Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (1991);
- Laureate of the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education in 1998;
- Recipient of the Gruber Prize for Justice (2010)The Hon Michael Kirby has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for those who suffer in silence including the most vulnerable to exploitation and cruelty – animals.