In the Queen’s Birthday Honours:
The Honourable Roman FINKELSTEIN QC, South Yarra Vic 3141
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, to legal education as an academic, to jurisprudence in the fields of commercial and competition law, and to professional organisations.
Legal appointments include:
Judge, Federal Court of Australia, 1997-2011.
Member, National Practice Committee and Convenor and Member, Library Committee.
President, Australian Competition Tribunal, 2008-2011 and Deputy President, 2005-2008.
Deputy President, Copyright Tribunal, 1998.
Acting Solicitor-General, State of Victoria, 1992.
Queens Council, 1986 and Barrister since 1975 and Solicitor, 1971-1975.
Chair, Independent Media Enquiry, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, 2011-2012.
Ray Finkelstein – the man who tried to introduce media censorship in Australia at the behest of the previous Labor government – has been honoured with the Order of Australia by a Coalition government.