Family violence has no boundaries Conference

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Conference Patrons

Justice Shane Marshall

Justice Marshall was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia in July 1995 after a career at the Victorian bar, spanning almost 14 years, almost exclusively in the industrial relations and employment areas. In 2003, Justice Marshall received a centenary medal for services to industrial relations. From January 2004 until September 2013 Justice Marshall was an additional non-resident judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, sitting in the trial and appellate divisions of that court. Justice Marshall served on the Board of the Law Faculty of Monash University from April 2008 to October 2013 and currently sits on its replacement, the External Professional Advisory Committee for the Monash Law Faculty.

In September 2013, Justice Marshall became one of the inaugural ambassadors for the Wellbeing and the Law Foundation (WATL) – a joint initiative of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar. In October 2014, Justice Marshall became Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board to the Australian Intercultural Society – an inter-faith dialogue body. On 1 February 2015 he became an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney and a Director of the LUCRF Community Partnership Trust. 

Murray McInnis


Murray is a graduate from Monash University and completed a BJuris/LLB at the Law School at that university. Murray practised as a solicitor from 1977 to 1980 having been admitted in June 1977. Murray practised in a wide range of commercial, civil, criminal and administrative law for a period of 20 years at the Bar from 1980 to 2000. He was appointed a Chapter III Justice of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia in June 2000. He resigned from his Commission on 28 January 2008 and returned to the Bar on 4 February 2008.


During his time as a Commonwealth Justice he delivered almost 800 judgments (with media neutral citations) mainly in general federal law of which approximately 70 have been reported. The judgments covered a wide area of commercial law, administrative law, human rights and family law. He presented 30 papers to national and international conferences dealing with all jurisdictions of the Court and most recently focusing on Anti-Terrorism legislation.


The commercial law cases included a substantial number of insolvency, trade practices and copyright matters. The administrative law decisions covered appeals from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal together with applications under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act and a significant volume of cases requiring judicial review under the Migration Act.


Murray is currently a member of the following:


  • Victorian Bar – Ethics Committee and Human Rights Committee
  • Sports Law Committee of the Commercial Bar Association
  • Australian Institute of Administrative Law
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Association of Constitutional Lawyers
  • Copyright Society of Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • International Commission of Jurists Victoria

He is currently a Director and Lead Ambassador (Legal Sector) of White Ribbon Australia.


In the past Murray was a member of the following:


  • Appeals Board of the Football Federation of Victoria
  • President of the United Nations Association of Australia (Vic)
  • Chairman and Member of the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards
  • Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association