New Judge for Family Court in Newcastle

Posted on August 13th, 2009

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On 13 July 2009, Justice Stewart Austin was sworn in as a Family Court Judge, resident in Newcastle. He replaced Justice Graham Mullane who retired in 2008. The Honourable Graham Mullane is now a consultant with our firm.

Mullane & Lindsay’s Family Law Partner Mark Sullivan had the privilege of appearing before the Chief Justice of the Family Court and Justice Austin on behalf of the 2,400 + Members of the National Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia to welcome Justice Stewart Austin to the Bench of the Family Court.

In his address Mark said it was a credit both to Justice Austin and to the Attorney General that his appointment has been so warmly received by the legal profession and is regarded widely as a quality choice.

“Today is a day for optimism, for His Honour and for all those associated with the Family Court in Newcastle…We applaud the Family Court and the Attorney General’s commitment of judicial resources to the Newcastle Registry and the timely baton change. We look forward to His Honour hitting the ground and running. We wish His Honour every success in his new role.”

Justice Austin commenced hearing cases in Newcastle on 13 July 2009.

If you have a problem and require the assistance of an experienced and caring family and relationship lawyer, Mullane & Lindsay’s Family Law team of Mark Sullivan, Vivien Carty, Ashleigh John and Kristy Davis at can assist you.

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