When Michael Kirby retired from the High Court in 2009, he was Australia’s longest-serving judge. But it’s not his time on the bench that makes him so beloved; rather it’s his long record of human rights activism, his dynamic engagement with the law – and his courage in bringing his long-hidden private life into the public eye. He’ll talk with biographer Daryl Dellora.
Michael Kirby is one of Australia’s most admired public figures. When he retired from the High Court of Australia in February 2009, Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge.
Daryl Dellora is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is the recipient of an Australian Human Rights Award for his film Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator, on the life of High Court Justice Lionel Murphy. Michael Kirby: Law, Love and Life is his first book.