The National Centre Against Bullying congratulates our Chair, The Hon Joseph Kay on being the recipient of Member [AM] In The General Division Of The Order Of Australia.
The award recognises Joe’s substantial contributions to the judiciary through reforms to child protection policy and family law and practice, and to the legal profession.
His outstanding service includes:
Judge, Appeal Division, Family Court of Australia, 1993-2008; Judge, 1986-2008.
Australian Judicial Representative, The Hague Abduction Convention Commission, 2000-2008; Network Judge, International Hague Network of Judges, 2000-2008.
Co-Director of Studies, Sydney, World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, 2013; Halifax, Canada, 2009.
Executive Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, 1983-1986; Member, Family Law Committee, 1981-1984 and 1975-1977; Moot Master, National Family Law Moot, 2009-2012.
Member, Family Law Council, 1988-1992 and 1983-1984.
Chairman, Family Law Committee, Victorian Bar Association, 1984-1986.
Consultant Editor, ‘Federal Law Reports’, ‘Australian Journal of Family Law’, and ‘Halsbury’s Laws of Australia’.
Deputy Chair, Children’s Bioethics Centre Development Board, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, current; Member, Bioethics Clinical Development Board since 2008; Member, Clinical Ethics Committee, 2010-2015.
Chairman, National Centre Against Bullying, current.
“Like many immigrants, members of his family came to Australia to seek a better life and Australia is the richer for their being here.” Said Alannah & Madeline Foundation CEO Lesley Podesta.
“We are thrilled that Joe’s expertise and contributions have been recognised and celebrated by the nation. We look forward to continuing our work with him in his capacity as Chair of the National Centre Against Bullying as we support Australian children and families."
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