Stanley Jones (judge)

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Stanley Graham Jones AO (born 10 September 1941) is a retired Australian judge.[1]

Jones was born in Mackay, Queensland.[1]

After attending Gladstone State High School and Nudgee College, Jones studied at the University of Queensland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1964.[1]

Following his graduation, Jones was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a solicitor and worked as a partner at Brisbane firm, O'Sullivan, Curry & Co.[1]

In 1969, Jones was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a barrister and commenced practice in Rockhampton.[1] During his time in Rockhampton, Jones became the founding chairperson of the local Aboriginal Legal Service in 1972.[1]

Jones became a Queen's Counsel in 1989.[1]

Jones was the first person to be appointed to the role of chancellor at Central Queensland University in 1992.[1] Jones had previously been a council member at the institution from 1975 until 1989, during its previous incarnation as the Capricornia Institute of Education. He resigned as the university's chancellor in 2004.[2]

In 1997, Jones was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland and became the court's first Far North Queensland judge, based in Cairns.[1]

As part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2005, Jones was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for improving legal and education services in Central Queensland.[3]

Central Queensland University conferred Jones as a Doctor of the University in 2008. Jones received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from James Cook University in 2010.[1]

In 2010, Jones was engaged by the Crime and Misconduct Commission to investigate claims of official misconduct by LNG companies relating to the completion of environmental assessments for coal seam gas projects.[4]

Stanley Jones retired in 2011.[5] His retirement draw tributes from various community leaders and the legal fraternity.[6]

Jones has remained active in legal affairs since his retirement, most notably chairing the Queensland Government's Youth Sexual Violence and Abuse Steering Committee.[7][8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Judicial Profiles: The Honourable Stanley G Jones, Supreme Court Library Queensland. Accessed 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ Chancellor: The Honourable Justice Stanley Jones AO (1 January 1992-5 March 2004), CQUniversity website. Accessed 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ (13 June 2005) Queenslanders share in Queen's Birthday honours, ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. ^ Howells, Melinda; Roe, Isobel (19 September 2013) CMC finds no misconduct in CSG approvals, ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. ^ Lucas, Paul (2 September 2011) Far Northern Queensland legal community farewells respected judge, Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ (2 September 2011) Valedictory Ceremony for the Hon. Justice Jones AO, Hearsay - The Journal of the Bar Association of Queensland. Accessed 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ Viellaris, Renee (11 April 2016) Smallbone Report: Justice Stanley Jones speaks out about sexual abuse in Queensland indigenous communities, The Courier-Mail, News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ Ekert, Jessica (3 August 2018) Report by Cairns Justice throws light on sexual violence, The Courier-Mail, News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ Stevenson, Ashleigh (1 August 2018) Teen sexting 'not necessarily' child porn, former judge says in sexual violence report, ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  10. ^ Caldwell, Felicity (31 July 2018) Report into youth sexual violence and abuse released after 16 months, Brisbane Times, Fairfax Media. Retrieved 31 August 2018.