His Honour Judge Michael E Rackemann

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Judge, Planning and Environment Court

Date of Birth

18 January 1964

Schooling

  • St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace (1973-1981)

University Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland (1986)

Awards

  • Joint winner of the University of Queensland/Bar Association of Queensland Moot Prize
  • A member of the University of Queensland Moot Team at the Australasian Law Students' Association (ALSA) Competition
  • Joint winner of the ALSA Australasian Witness Examination Competition

Judicial Career

  • Judge, Planning and Environment Court (2004-)
  • Judge, District Court of Queensland (2004-)

Pre-judicial Career

  • Convenor, Bar Association of Queensland Planning and Environment Subcommittee (2002-2003)
  • Member, Queensland Environmental Law Association's Integrated Planning Act Subcommittee (1995-2003)
  • Practised at the Bar in Queensland (1990-2003)
  • Solicitor, Morris Fletcher & Cross (1988-1990)
  • Articled Clerk, Morris Fletcher & Cross (1987-1988)
  • Clerk to Judge Row, District Court of Queensland (1985-1986)
  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1990)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1988)

Extra Judicial Positions

  • Convenor, District Court Salaries and Entitlements Committee (2008-2011)
  • Member, National Environment Law Association (2008-)
  • Member, District Court Planning Committee (2006-2008)
  • Member, District Court Conferences and Judicial Education Committee (2004-2006)
  • Member, District Court Salaries and Entitlements Committee (2004-)
  • Member, District Court Civil Procedure Committee (2004-)
  • Member, Queensland Environmental Law Association (1993-)

Biographical Notes

His Honour was appointed a Judge of the District Court on 12 January 2004.

Judicial Papers

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