Opinion Authors

The Legal Opinions were authored by Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and officers in the Attorney-General’s Department and/or by private counsel. Click on an author's name to view their biography and see the list of opinions they contributed to the printed volumes. Biographical notes published in the third volume were prepared by Carmel Meiklejohn. She is compiling more comprehensive biographical profiles of all authors in the three printed volumes and these will be progressively added to the site.

Authors Position Sort descending Years active
BEASLEY John Albert Acting Attorney-General For periods during 1942–1945
BRENNAN Thomas Cornelius Acting Attorney-General For periods during 1935–1936
MAHON Hugh Acting Attorney-General During 1916
BONIWELL Martin Charles Assistant Secretary and Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman / Parliamentary Draftsman 1932–1939 / 1946–1949
BONIWELL Martin Charles Assistant Secretary and Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman / Parliamentary Draftsman 1932–1939 / 1946–1949
SYMON Josiah Henry Attorney-General 18 August 1904 – 5 July 1905
SPICER John Armstrong Attorney-General 19 December 1949 – 14 August 1956
BRENNAN Francis (Frank) Attorney-General 22 October 1929 ‒ 6 January 1932
IRVINE William Hill Attorney-General 24 June 1913 – 17 September 1914
ISAACS Isaac Alfred Attorney-General 5 July 1905 – 12 October 1906