Peter Slipper

The Hon. Peter Slipper - Mediator/Barrister-at-Law

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The Hon. Peter Slipper - Mediator/Barrister-at-Law
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The Hon. Peter Slipper

The Honourable Peter Slipper 

Peter can be contacted as follows: 

Peter holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. Following his original admission as a Solicitor he undertook locum work in and managed legal practices throughout Queensland which involved experience in litigation and other areas.

He then commenced practice on his own account initially as a sole practitioner and then in partnership.

Peter served as Chairman of the West Moreton Regional Community Corrections Board (Parole Board) being appointed to that position by the Governor-in-Council with his predecessor being a Magistrate. The Board had responsibility for considering applications for parole with respect to some large prisons in Brisbane and elsewhere in South East Queensland and determining most. In the case of those serving life and other sentences exceeding a certain period, the Board made recommendations to the Queensland Community Corrections Board which was chaired by a Supreme Court Judge.

In 1984 and on seven subsequent occasions, Peter was elected as a member of the Australian Parliament as the Member for Fisher, serving as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as in various ministerial and other parliamentary and party roles.

These included ministerial positions in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Finance, Party Whip and Committee Chairman and member. Included in his committee service were periods as Chairman of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (in Government), as Deputy Chairman to Mark Dreyfus QC (in Opposition) and as Secretary of the Liberal National Attorney-General and Justice Committee.

In 2001 at the Centenary of Federation, Peter was awarded a Centenary Medal for ministerial service in the Commonwealth Parliament. In all he was a Federal Member of Parliament for over 23 years.

Peter is now a committee member of both the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance (Tasmania) and the Tasmanian Prisoners’ Legal Service.

Peter has been appointed to the Consular Corps as the Honorary Consul of Brazil in Tasmania. 

He is a member of the Bar Association of Queensland, the Tasmanian Bar and the Law Society of Tasmania. In addition he is a member of the committee of the Sunshine Coast Bar Association and of the Criminal Law, CPD and Pro Bono Committees of the Law Society of Tasmania. He is also a Law Society of Tasmania Pro Bono Referral Service Panel Member. 

Peter is on the Roll of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia as a barrister.

In addition to work as a mediator anywhere in the country he is happy to accept briefs in most areas of the law including:

  • Criminal Law
  • Prison Law
  • Commonwealth and Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Native Title
  • Family Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Defamation
  • Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
  • Debt Recovery
  • Personal Injury
  • Industrial Relations
  • Immigration/Migration
  • Local Government Law 

Peter will consider accepting Direct Access Briefs where appropriate. His admissions as a Barrister are Victoria -1979 (Barrister and Solicitor), New South Wales -1982 (Barrister) and Queensland -2003 (Barrister) 

Before his admission as a Barrister in Queensland, Peter was admitted as a Solicitor here. He commenced practice as a Barrister in Tasmania in 2017. 

While Peter’s postal address is PO Box 310, Buderim, Qld 4556 he is available to accept work as a mediator or barrister in any part of the country. His email address is and his contact mobile number is 0407283922