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The Hon John Middleton

Judge, Federal Court of Australia (Melbourne)
President, Australian Competition Tribunal


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationLLB (Hons) University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (Honours) University of Oxford
  • Admitted to practice (Victoria) 1976
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel for Victoria in 1991
  • Awarded Centenary Medal in 2003


Relevant work history

  • Image of briefcase2006 - current: Judge, Federal Court of Australia (Melbourne) (appointed 31 July 1996)
  • July 2016 - current: President of the Austrlaian Competition Tribunal (five year appointment)
  • 2009 - 2016: Deputy President of the Australian Competition Tribunal (appointment effective from 16 February 2009)
  • 1991 - Appointed Queen's Counsel for the State of Victoria
  • 1979 - called to the Bar
  • Associate to Sir Ninian Stephen (then Justice of the High Court of Australia)


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