Mordy Bromberg

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Mordy Bromberg
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-01-22) 22 January 1959 (age 59)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1981 St Kilda 34 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Mordecai "Mordy" Bromberg (born 22 January 1959) is a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and former Australian rules footballer for St Kilda Football Club (1978–1981).


Bromberg graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws.[1]

Football Career[edit]

In his football career, he scored 11 goals and had 3 Brownlow Medal votes in 1980.[2]

Law Career[edit]

Bromberg was admitted as a solicitor in 1984. He became a barrister in 1988 practising in industrial and employment law as well as constitutional, trade practices, administrative law and discrimination law. He ran unsuccessfully for preselection as the Australian Labor Party candidate for the Burke seat in 2001.[3] He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003 and was President of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights.[4] He presided in the controversial Bolt Case in the Federal Court, which saw columnist Andrew Bolt found to be in breach under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.[5]

Bromberg's appointment to the Federal Court of Australia commenced on 7 December 2009.[6]


  1. ^ "The Hon. Justice Mordecai (Mordy) Bromberg | Elwood College". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  2. ^ Ashley Browne (10 June 2011). "A Saint-in-law". 
  3. ^ Paul Robinson (18 August 2001). "Former Saint to try for Canberra". The Age. 
  4. ^ "Federal Court Appointments" (Press release). Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 23 October 2009. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Bolt – Herald Sun columnist guilty of race discrimination". The Age. Melbourne. 28 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Federal Court of Australia. "Judges in appointment date order". Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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