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  The Honourable Gerald Edward (Tony) Fitzgerald AC, QC
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Level 7 Wentworth Chambers
180 Phillip Street

Telephone: (02) 8224 3030
Facsimile: (02) 9225 9541
Mobile: 0407 870 084


Date of birth:

26 November 1941

Mediations, Arbitrations & Expert Determinations
  • Retired Judge of Appeal.
  • Queens Counsel, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
  • Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.
  • Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Ltd.
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Inaugural Fellow, LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers.
  • Member, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Arbitration Panel.
  • Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre International Arbitration Panel.
  • Member, National Electricity Market of Singapore Dispute Resolution and Compensation Arbitration Panel.
  • Panel Member, Australian National Electricity Market Dispute Management System.
  • Member, ADR Chambers International Mediation and Arbitration panels.
  • Member, World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and
  • Mediation Center’s List of Neutrals.
Former judicial offices:
  • Judge, Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, 1981-1984.
  • Inaugural President, Queensland Court of Appeal, 1991-1998.
  • Judge of Appeal, New South Court of Appeal, 1998-2001.


Public inquiries chaired:
  • Commission of Inquiry into Official Corruption in Queensland, 1987-1989.
  • Commission of Inquiry into the Conservation, Management and Use of Fraser Island* and the Great Sandy Region (*subsequently listed on World Heritage Register), 1990-1991.
  • Cape York Justice Study, 2001.
Current offices:
  • Honorary Professor, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University.
Former Offices (Public):
  • Presidential Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 1981-1984.
  • Member, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1981-1984.
  • Chairman, Australian Heritage Commission 1990-1991.
  • Inaugural Chairman, Queensland Litigation Reform Commission, 1991-1992.
  • Honorary Mediator and Consultant to Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2002.
Former offices (other):
  • Chairman, National Institute for Law, Ethics and Public Affairs, 1992-1995.
  • Inaugural Chancellor, Sunshine Coast University, 1994-1998.
    Deputy Chairman, Mater Health Services Governing Board, Brisbane, 1995-1998.
  • Chairperson, Advisory Board, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance, 1998-2002.
  • Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne Law School.
  • Jury Member, International Justice In the World Prize, Justice in the World Foundation of the International Association of Judges 2002 – 2003.
  • Chairperson, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW 2001-2005.
  • Director, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2002-2005.
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Griffith University Innocence Project 2002-2005.
  • Member, Advisory Board, State Library of NSW Legal Information Access Centre 2002-2005.
  • Chairperson, National Pro Bono Resource Centre 2004 -2006.
Education and professional career:
  • Graduated LL.B., University of Queensland, 1964.
  • Admitted to Queensland Bar, 1964.
  • Appointed Queen's Counsel, Queensland, 1975, New South Wales and Victoria.
  • Visiting Scholar, New York University School of Law, 1997.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia, 1991.
  • Doctor of Queensland University of Technology, 1995.
  • Doctor of Sunshine Coast University, 1999.
  • Doctor of Griffith University, 2003.
Mediation, arbitration and expert determination of disputes relating to:
  • Banking & Finance, Commercial, Contract, Corporations, Defamation, Equity, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Media, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Public Administration, Public Liability, Securities, Taxation, Telecommunications, Trade Practices, Trusts and Wills.
Mediator Determinations Non-binding processes


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