Conflict of Interest - Judges on NGO Panels

A Judge being on bench in Children's Courts and being Council Member for NGO's such as Centacare / Catholicare, does this constitute a conflict of interest?

Centacare 2008-2009 Annual Review p23 - Council Members shows the below mentioned judges on the board of Centacare.

Source : http://www.centacarebrisbane.net.au/resources/

Federal Magistrate Paul Howard - Brisbane (appointed 9 July 2007)

Source : http://www.fmc.gov.au/html/magistrates.html and

His Honour Judge Kerry J O'Brien -Judge Administrator, District Court of Queensland
  • Judge Administrator, District Court of Queensland (2008–)
  • President, Children's Court of Queensland (2002–2007)
  • Judge, District Court of Queensland (1989–)

Source : http://www.sclqld.org.au/qjudiciary/profiles/kjobrien/ and http://www.fmc.gov.au/html/magistrates.html

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