Issue 10 - 7 November 2011 enews home

CDU lecture series honours Austin Asche


By Leanne Coleman

The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC helps to officially open the Northern Territory University in 1989

The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC
The first in an annual lecture series that honours the contribution of The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC to the Northern Territory community has been held at Charles Darwin University.

The Inaugural Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance will be held each year in honour of the former Northern Territory Administrator and Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Supreme Court, who was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the law, to tertiary education and to the community, particularly the people of the Northern Territory in 1994.

At this year's event the current Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Supreme Court, The Honourable Trevor Riley, provided some thoughts on Austin Ashe's contribution to the Northern Territory and the nation generally. He was followed by The Honourable Patrick Keane, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, who delivered the inaugural oration.