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William Deane

Sir William Patrick Deane, AC, KBE, KC is an Australian barrister and jurist who served as the twenty-second governor-general of Australia, in office from 1996 to 2001. He was previously a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1982 to 1995.

‘University of Queensland Address’ by Sir William Deane

August 2003, no. 253 01 August 2003
At the outset, I acknowledge the traditional custodians on whose ancestral land Queensland’s first university stands. It is now approaching eight years since I retired from the Bench. In the time since then, I have effectively ceased to be a lawyer. Consequently, I do not feel qualified to offer any really worthwhile professional advice to those of you who are setting out on legal careers. ... (read more)