Michael Kirby Paradoxes and Principles
About the book
This biography charts Michael Kirby’s extraordinary public life from his first forays as a student politician in the early 1960s, to the ALRC in 1975, his extensive international roles with UN agencies, and his terms on the NSW Court of Appeal and the High Court.
About the author
A J Brown is Professor of Public Policy and Law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
He is also a board member of Transparency International Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and member of the International Whistleblowing Research Network. He is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Australian National University and Griffith University.
Formerly he was John F Kearney Professor of Public Law in Griffith Law School, a State ministerial policy advisor, judicial associate to the Hon Tony Fitzgerald AC, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal, and a senior investigation officer with Australia's Commonwealth Ombudsman.
He was a delegate to Australia's 2020 Summit in 2008, and a member of the Commonwealth Government Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government in 2012. His biography Michael Kirby: Paradoxes & Principles (2011) was shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the Walkley Book Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award (Non-Fiction).