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Commissioners

The Honourable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC

The Honou​rable Richard Tracey AM RFD QC

Mr Tracey was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 2006 until 2018, President of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal from 2009 until 2018, and Judge Advocate General of the Australian Defence Force from 2007 until 2014.

Prior to becoming a judge, Mr Tracey taught law in a number of academic roles and worked as a barrister, being appointed Queen's Counsel in 1991. He also served in the Australian Army from 1975 until 2014, achieving the rank of Major-General.

Commissioner Tracey died on 11 October 2019: see the Commission's media release of 14 October 2019.

The Honourable Tony Pagone QC

The Honourable Tony Pagone QC

Mr Pagone was a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 2013 until 2018, and was the national co ordinating judge of the Federal Court's Taxation National Practice Area. Before that, he was a judge of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the judge in charge of the Commercial Court of that Court.

Prior to becoming a judge, Mr Pagone practised at the Victorian bar. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1996, and was Special Counsel to the Australian Taxation Office between 2002 and 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, a Master of Laws from Cambridge University, and a Doctorate of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Mr Pagone is President of the International Association of Judges, a co-opted member of the Governing Council of the Judicial Conference of Australia, and a professorial fellow at Melbourne University's Law School. He was for four years the President of Co.As.It (a non-profit organisation for Italians and Australians of Italian descent), and is Chair of the Council of Graduate House at the University of Melbourne.

Ms Lynelle Briggs AO

Ms Lynelle Briggs AO

Ms Briggs was CEO of Medicare Australia and served as the Australian Public Service Commissioner for five years. She is a non-executive director of Maritime Super and Goodstart Early Learning, a member of the Aid Governance Board for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and is chair of the General Insurance Code Governance Committee. She was Chairperson of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. She has served on the boards of the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and conducted reviews for various government agencies and Ministers.

Counsel Assisting

Mr Peter Gray QC
Mr Peter Gray QC
Mr Peter Rozen QC
Mr Peter Rozen QC
Mr Richard Knowles
Mr Richard Knowles SC
Mr Paul Bolster
Mr Paul Bolster
Ms Zoe Maud
Ms Zoe Maud
Ms Erin Hill
Ms Erin Hill
Ms Brooke Hutchins
Ms Brooke Hutchins
Ms Eliza Bergin
Ms Eliza Bergin

Solicitors Assisting

Australian Government Solicitor

Official Secretary

Dr James Popple

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