In Summary

  • Dr Goldberg was significant to the founding of Swinburne Law School

The Swinburne community is saddened by the passing of the Honourable Alan Goldberg AO QC.

Dr Goldberg had a distinguished career in the law and the protection of civil liberties. He served the legal profession, legal education, the arts and the Jewish community generously.

In 2014, Dr Goldberg made a significant contribution to the founding of the Swinburne Law School.

Dr Goldberg served as chair of the committee to advise the university in accrediting the School to offer a Bachelor of Laws that fulfilled the academic requirements for the practice of law in Victoria.

He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Swinburne in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to the founding of Swinburne’s Law School.

During his career, Dr Goldberg served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and President of the Australian Competition Tribunal.

He was Deputy Chairman of the committee advising the Victorian Attorney-General on Racial Vilification, and President of the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty Victoria).

Dr Goldberg also held numerous important roles in the Jewish community.

He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2005.

Swinburne extends its sympathies during this time to Dr Goldberg's family and friends.