New appointment to the Supreme Court of Victoria

Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark has announced the appointment of Jack Rush RFD QC to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Mr Clark said Mr Rush brought over 35 years experience to the bench, with a career involving general legal practice, military legal service and mediation.

"Mr Rush was counsel assisting the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission," Mr Clark said.

"More recently he conducted the State Services Authority Inquiry into the command, management and functions of the senior structure of Victoria Police," he said.

John (Jack) Rush signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1976 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. He is a Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve (Legal) and received a Reserve Forces Decoration (RFD) in 1996.

He was a member of the Victorian Bar Council from 1991-2003 and chaired the Council from 2002-03.

Mr Clark said Mr Rush had appeared in many significant courts martial and military investigations, including acting as counsel for the families and next of kin in the Royal Australian Navy Board of Inquiry into the 2005 crash of the Sea King Helicopter in Indonesia.

"I congratulate Mr Rush on his appointment and wish him every success in his ongoing contribution to the Victorian judicial system," Mr Clark said.

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