Australian Bar Review

The Australian Bar Review has been published continuously by LexisNexis since 1985 and is available via online subscription or hard copy.

The publication citation – EG (2013) 37 Aust Bar Rev

Historical publications

Bar Gazettes

Between 1963 and 1970 the Australian Bar Association published, in conjunction with the Law Book Company of Australasia, the Australian Bar Gazette, a law journal reporting on matters relating to the ABA and the national practice of law in Australia. To view the Australian Bar Gazette publications between 1963 and 1970 on AustLii click here.

The publication was revived and republished by the Australian Bar Association between 1996 and 2007.


Australian Bar Gazette, April 2007

Australian Bar Gazette, October 2006

Australian Bar Gazette, September 2006

Australian Bar Gazette, January 2006

Australian Bar Gazette, May 2005


General Papers

Reports and statements released by the Australian Bar Association:

1991 Statement on the Independence of the Judiciary

Submissions to the Standing Committee of Attorneys General on Advocates’ Immunity

It has been reported that the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General is to consider the abolition or limitation of the common law rule of advocates’ immunity at its meeting in July 2005, and that an options paper is being prepared. This submission argues against any abolition or limitation of that rule.

Charter of Judicial Independence 2004

Judicial independence, and the conspicuous protection of it, are designed to promote justifiable confidence in courts by assuring the public that decisions are made fairly, impartially and in accordance with the law.

The State of Justice in Zimbabwe

The judicial system in Zimbabwe has become profoundly compromised over the past four years.

The Anwar Appeal – ABA Observer’s Report

A Report on Datuk Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim’s Appeal against conviction observed on behalf of the Australian Bar Association and International Commission of Jurists.

The Anwar Appeal Report – Appendix C: The Trial of Karpal Singh

The Anwar Appeal Report – Appendix D: The Trial of Karpal Singh