John Oman Ballard

John Oman Ballard

We mourn the passing of one of our distinguished authors, John Oman Ballard, on 12 August 2017.

John Ballard was the statutory member of the Compensation Tribunal between 1975 and 1981, and was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as a Senior Member when that Tribunal took over responsibility for Commonwealth compensation matters. He was a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple and a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria and the ACT. He also served in the Commonwealth Public Service, including a period as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior.

John will always be remembered for his special qualities, he will be greatly missed.