Presenters & Chairs

Anthony Gett

Deputy Chief Magistrate Anthony Gett

Magistrates Court of Queensland

About this Presenter

Magistrate Gett was appointed a Magistrate in January 2013 and thereafter spent three years in Cairns, circuiting to various locations in Far North Queensland, including to regional communities in Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands.  His Honour has a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and was called to the bar in 2001. Magistrate Gett has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian-based International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law since 2004.  In 2006, Magistrate Gett won that society’s John Kable QC award for Young Lawyer of the Year.

Prior to becoming a Magistrate he spent almost thirteen years at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions as a prosecutor and reached the position of Principal Legal Officer. In that office he appeared as counsel in various matters in all courts from the High Court of Australia to the Magistrates Court of Queensland. His Honour has presented papers at numerous international and domestic conferences, including to the Council of the European Union in 2012, and was a guest instructor to the Australian Federal Police’s Management of Serious Organised Crime course in Canberra.

More recently in 2015 and in 2016, Magistrate Gett travelled to various parts of Indonesia with a Victorian County Court Judge on nine occasions as part of an Australian Government assistance program for judicial co-operation and capacity building with that country’s judicial officers.  Magistrate Gett is currently based in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.


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