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The Hon. Trevor Rees Morling

Trevor Morling served as an additional Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1991 - 1999.

Justice Morling graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.

He was called to the Bar in 1951 and was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1968.

Justice Morling was on the Council of Law Reporting in New South Wales from 1974 - 1976 and was Chairman of Counsel Chambers Ltd in 1975.

Justice Morling was President of the Australian Bar Association in 1978, President of the New South Wales Bar Association from 1977 - 1979 and Vice President from 1976 - 1977. He was also Vice President of the Law Council of Australia from 1979 - 1980.

Justice Morling was Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in 1981 and was appointed as a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia in 1981. He was also appointed as an additional Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice Morling was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island in 1984, Chief Justice of that Court in 1990, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Tonga in 1990, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Western Samoa in 1991 and Judge of the Court of Appeal of Vanuatu in 1991.

Justice Morling was Royal Commissioner into the Inquiry of the Convictions against Alice Lynne Chamberlain and Michael Leigh Chamberlain in 1986 and 1987.

In 1994 Justice Morling held a number of appointments including Chairman of the Board of Inquiry into the Size and Constitution of the Tasmanian Parliament; Director of the Permanent Trustee Company Limited; Member of the Royal Commission into the Leasing of Centenary House and Member of the International Court of Arbitration.

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