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Australia Day 2021 Honours

The Australia Day 2021 Honours List has been announced with two local practitioners receiving Honours.

The Society would like to recognise the significant contributions that The Hon. Trevor Riley QC and Mr Hugh Bradley have made to the judiciary, legal profession and the community in careers spanning over 50 years and to offer congratulations on being Australia Day Honours recipients in the categories as follows:

  • The Hon. Trevor Riley QCOfficer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
  • Mr Hugh BradleyMember (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Biographies

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

THE HONOURABLE TREVOR JOHN RILEY QC, NT

For distinguished service to the judiciary as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, to the law, and to the community.

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory

  • Chief Justice, 2010-2016
  • Justice, 1999-2010

Northern Territory Bar Association

  • President, 1993-1997
  • Vice-President, 1989-1993
  • Life Member, 1999

Other Legal Appointments

  • Former Member, Law Reform Committee
  • Member, Editorial Board, Law Asia Journal 1998 - 2002
  • Chair, Indigenous Law Mentoring Program 2009
  • Co-Chair Bilata Legal Pathways Program, current
  • Regional Convenor for the Northern Territory, National Judicial College of Australia, 2006-2010
  • Chair, Northern Territory Parole Board, 2005-2010
  • Convenor Northern Territory, National Judicial College of Australia, 2005-2010
  • Junior Vice-President, Australian Bar Association, 1993-1994
  • Volunteer, Darwin Community Legal Services, 1992-1999
  • Former Member, Social Security Tribunal
  • Vice-President and Councillor, Northern Territory Law Society, 1989
  • Appointed Queens Counsel, 1989
  • Admitted to Practice, 1971

Community

  • Former Patron, St John Ambulance Endowment Trust
  • Chair, Disciplinary Appeal Tribunal, Australian Football League Northern Territory, current
  • Chair, Northern Territory Alcohol and Policies and Legislation Review
  • Chair, Brown's Mart Community Arts, Darwin, 2003-2005
  • Lecturer, Law Faculty, and Member, Law Faculty Board, 1994-1997
  • Board Member, St John Ambulance Australia Northern Territory, 1978-2019
  • Board Member Menzies School of Health Research, current
  • Former Vice-President, Marriage Guidance Council
  • Patron Neighbourhood Watch Northern Territory, current
  • Chair, Northern Territory Electoral Redistribution Committee, 2019

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

MR HUGH BURTON BRADLEY, DARWIN NT 0801

For significant service to the law, to the judiciary, and to the community.

The Law

  • Chief Magistrate, Magistrates Court Northern Territory, 1998-2006
  • President, Law Society of Northern Territory, 1983-1985
  • Partner, Ward and Keller Solicitors, 1971-1998

Community

  • Chair, Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust, 2015-2019
  • Inaugural Chair, Government House Foundation NT
  • Member, Rotary Club of Darwin, since 1990s
  • Founder, hbb furniture for Charity

Other

  • Honorary Consul for Finland, 2001-2007
  • Honorary Consul for Sweden in the Northern Territory 1989-2012

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Commander, First Class Royal Order of the Polar Star, Sweden
  • Officer of the Order of the Lion of Finland

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In announcing the list, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) said:

“On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate everyone recognised in the Australia Day Honours list.

“The individuals we celebrate today come from all parts of our great nation and have served the community in almost every way conceivable. They’re diverse and unique but there are some common characteristics, including selflessness, commitment and dedication.

“Recipients have not put their hand up to be recognised. Most would consider the achievements that they are being recognised for to be ‘ordinary’ or just what they do. Therein is the great strength of our system – recipients in the Order of Australia have been nominated by their peers, considered by an independent process and, today, recognised by the nation.

“The sum of these contributions speaks to our nation’s greatest strength – its people."

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

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Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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