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The Honourable Tony Pagone QC

Portrait of 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.