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Interview with Hon. Justice Elizabeth Evatt

Title
Interview with Hon. Justice Elizabeth Evatt
Repository
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
Reference
Law in Australian society oral history project, Bib ID 2710506, ORAL TRC 3501
Date Range
13 September 1996 -
Creator
Daniel Connell
Description

Sound recording, 6 digital audio tapes (ca. 360 min.). Corrected transcript available (typescript, 131 leaves). Evatt talks about the power of common law; the operation of a bill of rights; the review of the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act", which had just been completed and her work with the UN Human Rights Committee. She also talks about her career in law reform; her family background and schooling and her father's influence on her decision to study law. Evatt discusses her work with the Law Reform Commission in London; the Conciliation and Arbitration Commision; heading the Royal Commission into Human Relationships and her work as the the first Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia.

Formats
Audio

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