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June Anstee – Tribunal President

Ms Anstee has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer with extensive knowledge of Court practice and procedure, having worked in both the public and private sectors. She has previously served as a member of the Brisbane City Councillor Conduct Review Panel, the Local Government Regional Conduct Review Panels and Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Members

Avelina Tarrago - casual member

Ms Tarrago is a Wangkamadla woman from central-west Queensland and is a barrister-at-law in private practice, as a member of North Quarter Lane Chambers, who has a general practice with a focus on regulatory and administrative law. Prior to being called to establishing private practice in 2019, Ms Tarrago worked across State and Federal government for 17 years in various legal roles including as a Federal Prosecutor, Senior Legal Officer for the Office of the Health Ombudsman and most recently as Counsel Assisting the Coroner. Ms Tarrago is actively involved in a number of legal policy committees relating to issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including the Law Council of Australia, Bush Heritage Australia and the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland.

Jane Bishop - casual member

Ms Bishop is a lawyer who has served on a number of tribunals in Australia, the United Kingdom and Nauru since her appointment to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal in 2007. She is currently a member of the Mental Health Tribunal (Queensland) and the Nauru Refugee Status Review Tribunal.

Jane Stuckey - casual member

Ms Stuckey is a lawyer and mediator by training and is accredited in Government (Workplace) Investigations. She was previously with the United Nations mission in Kosovo and with the Kosovo Judge and Prosecutors Committee, part of which included developing a post-war code of conduct for judicial officers and prosecutors. She is currently engaged as a Reviewer for the Immigration Assessment Authority and as an Assessor for the Professional Standards of the Catholic Church.

Brendan Walker-Munro - casual member

Mr Walker-Munro is a lawyer with extensive experience in leading and managing teams of investigators, auditors and compliance officers in civil and administrative investigations across State and Federal levels. He is currently employed as an Investigations Manager with the Australian Taxation Office.

Peter Black - casual member

Mr Black is a lawyer with over 32 years’ experience in criminal law, WorkCover and employment law, personal injuries law, administrative law, Local Government prosecutions, Native Title and discrimination law. Mr Black is currently the Principal of Black & Co lawyers.

Sally Robb - casual member

Ms Robb is a private practicing barrister. She specialises in public and administrative law, inquests and commissions of inquiry, health law, human rights and discrimination law, corporations law and regulatory proceedings and criminal and quasi-criminal law. She is currently a member of the Administrative Law Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland.

Bronwyn Springer – casual member

Ms Springer is a retired Magistrate and sits from time to time as an Acting Magistrate after her recent reappointment from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022. A former member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the Guardianship and Administration Tribunal, Ms Springer worked at the Criminal Justice Commission and was the Deputy Public Interest Monitor. Ms Springer will bring to the Tribunal the experience of her extensive legal career as a decision-maker in various roles.

Russell Faulkner – casual member

Mr Faulkner is a former Chief Executive Officer of Local Government with 34 years’ experience in the Local Government sector. Mr Faulkner recently obtained legal qualifications and has a detailed knowledge of Local Government.

Carolyn Ashcroft – casual member

Ms Ashcroft is a current Public Panel of Assessors member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and has investigation experience. Ms Ashcroft also has experience in a variety of business environments and is currently a part-time Financial Administrator with the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre and a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Troy Newman – casual member

Mr Newman is a current serving police officer having also worked at the Crime and Corruption Commission from May 2017 to February 2019. Mr Newman has extensive investigation experience and was principally involved in the Local Government corruption investigations into the Fraser Coast Regional Council. Mr Newman contributed to the legislative reform of the Local Government sector and is legally qualified.

Clare O’Connor – casual member

Ms O’Connor is a Barrister and part-time member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Ms O’Connor has extensive legal experience, having been both a Crown Prosecutor and an Acting Senior Crown Prosecutor.

Gabe Bednarek – casual member

Mr Bednarek is a Barrister who practices in both criminal and civil jurisdictions. Mr Bednarek has served on Queensland Touch Football’s Disciplinary Tribunals.

Oliver Simon – casual member

Mr Simon was the previous Chief Executive Officer of Paroo Shire Council and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Logan City Council. Mr Simon has extensive knowledge of the Local Government sector.