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Tribute to Justice Bradley Selway.



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ATTORNEY-GENERAL THE HON PHILIP RUDDOCK MP

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Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600  Telephone (02) 6277 7300  Fax (02) 6273 4102 www.law.gov.au/ag

11 April 2005 060/2005

TRIBUTE TO JUSTICE BRADLEY SELWAY

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock today extended his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Justice Bradley Selway of the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of the Australian Government.

Mr Ruddock said he was shocked and saddened by the news of Justice Selway’s death.

“Justice Selway was warmly regarded and highly respected by his colleagues and legal practitioners,” Mr Ruddock said.

“His untimely death has caused great sorrow within the legal community.”

Before being appointed to the Federal Court in 2002, Justice Selway had been Solicitor-General for South Australia for around seven years.

“Justice Selway was widely admired for his expertise in the fields of constitutional and public law,” Mr Ruddock said.

“As Solicitor-General, he was always forthright and vigilant in advancing South Australia’s case.”

Justice Selway had a lengthy association with the South Australian Crown Solicitor’s Office before being becoming Solicitor-General. He was appointed Crown Solicitor in 1989, a position he held until his appointment as Solicitor-General in 1995.

He was awarded a British Foreign Office Scholarship at the University of London in 1990 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1994.

“Justice Selway will be greatly missed by those who knew him,” Mr Ruddock said.

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