The Hon. Justice John Alexander LOGAN RFD
Judge, Federal Court of Australia 27.09.2007
Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal - President
Supreme and National Courts of Justice of Papua New Guinea - Judge
John Alexander Logan was appointed to the Federal Court in September 2007.
He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws. Justice Logan was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1980. He was then working in the Commonwealth Crown Solicitor’s office in Brisbane. He commenced private practice at the Queensland Bar in 1984 and was appointed senior counsel in 1999.
Justice Logan was commissioned into the Australian Intelligence Corps in the Army Reserve in 1976 and held the rank of Major in that corps before transferring to the Standby Reserve. He was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration in 1993 in respect of his military service.
Justice Logan served as a Deputy President (formerly known as Presidential Member) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal from 24 November 2010 to 23 November 2020. That period of service included acting as the Tribunal’s President for some six weeks in mid-2017 during the interval between the cessation of the Honourable Justice Kerr holding office as President and the appointment to that office of the Honourable Justice Thomas.