Legal Opinions Author Biographies

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The Legal Opinions were authored by Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and officers in the Attorney-General’s Department and/or by private counsel. Click on an author's name to view their biography and see the list of opinions they contributed to the printed volumes. Biographical notes published in the third volume were prepared by Carmel Meiklejohn. She is compiling more comprehensive biographical profiles of all authors in the three printed volumes and these will be progressively added to the site.

Authorsort icon Position Years active
BAILEY Kenneth Hamilton Secretary to the Attorney-General's Department / Solicitor-General 9 May 1946 – 2 February 1964 / 9 May 1946 – 14 July 1964
BARWICK G.E. TBC TBC
BEASLEY John Albert Acting Attorney-General For periods during 1942–1945
BELL D.D. TBC TBC
BEST Robert Wallace Leader of the Senate and Vice-President of the Executive Council 20 February 1907 – 13 November 1908
BONIWELL Martin Charles Assistant Secretary and Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman / Parliamentary Draftsman 1932–1939 / 1946–1949
BRENNAN Francis (Frank) Attorney-General 22 October 1929 ‒ 6 January 1932
BRENNAN Thomas Cornelius Acting Attorney-General For periods during 1935–1936
CASTIEAU John Gilbert Buckley Deputy Crown Solicitor / Assistant Secretary, Attorney-General's Department 1929–1933 / 1933–1946
CASTLE Gordon Harwood Crown Solicitor 1901–1927
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