Statement from the Attorney-General regarding Supreme Court Justice Martin Daubney

Published Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

The Honourable Justice Martin Daubney AM has advised me that he has delivered notice to His Excellency the Governor of his upcoming resignation as President of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Justice Daubney has led a distinguished career in the Queensland justice system, earning a reputation as a stalwart of the profession, never shying away from making tough decisions in the court room.

Graduating from the University of Queensland, his Honour began his esteemed career as a solicitor and was admitted to the bar in 1988, appointed Senior Counsel in 2000, and excelled as a commercial barrister focusing on litigation and mediation.

His Honour’s professionalism and experience saw him appointed to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007 where he served with determination, handling a number of challenging and noteworthy cases.

This experience made him an ideal candidate for his appointment as QCAT President in 2017, where he guided the independent tribunal through a period of growth, and expansion of its jurisdiction to take on disputes involving lemon laws.

Justice Dabney’s exemplary service to the law, to the judiciary, to education and to the community saw him appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2018.

I would like to thank his Honour for his outstanding contribution to our Courts, his years of service to the Supreme Court and QCAT.

On behalf of the Queensland Government I express my best wishes and support in all his future endeavours.

His Honour will finish his term as QCAT President on 19 November and conclude his service as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 31 December.



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