Magistrate Anne Goldsbrough
Anne Goldsbrough has been a Victorian Magistrate since 1996. She has undertaken all areas of the court’s work at a number of Magistrates’ Court locations, including the Children’s Court. Anne was the Supervising Magistrate for Family Violence and Family Law from 2002-2007 and oversaw the development and introduction of the Courts’ specialist Family Violence Court Division. In 2009, Anne was appointed as a Part-Time Law Reform Commissioner for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into family violence. She was appointed as the magistrate with responsibility for the Multicultural and Diversity Portfolio in 2011. She contributes regularly to ongoing legal and judicial professional development both inside and outside the court, and to a range of community information and education programs.
Justice Emilios Kyrou
Justice Kyrou was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria on 13 May 2008. His Honour was previously a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Justice Kyrou was the second practising solicitor to be appointed directly to the Supreme Court of Victoria and is the first Greek-born judge to be appointed. His Honour has also authored a partial autobiography that explores his early life as a migrant and the effects of racism.
Ms Leisha Lister
Leisha Lister is the Executive Advisor of the Family Court of Australia where she manages and coordinates the development of policy, research and advice to the Court. Leisha has managed a number of significant projects of the Family Court including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research project looking at issues facing Indigenous Australians access to the Family Law Courts and the development of a suite of access and equity plans including the Family Violence Plan, the Indigenous Action Plan and the Multicultural Plan. Leisha also manages the Court’s international programmes. She has previously worked in the areas of community development, HIV/AIDS education, child protection and the prevention of trafficking of women for the purposes of prostitution. She holds qualifications in law, business and applied science.