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Bronwyn Haack
Director of Public Prosecutions

Level 5
Old Admiralty Tower
68 The Esplanade
DARWIN NT 0800

GPO Box 3321
DARWIN NT 0801

Tel: (08) 8935 7500
Fax: (08) 8935 7552
Email: bronwyn.haack@nt.gov.au

Bronwyn Haack

Year and Place of First Admission

2003, Victoria

Other Jurisdictions

2004, High Court of Australia

Degrees

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Commerce

Areas of Practice

Administrative and Public, Anti- discrimination, Appeals, Criminal Law, Criminal Property Forfeiture, De Facto Relationships Disputes, Employment Law, Engineering and Construction Law, Family Law, Health Law, Human Rights, Inquires, Licensing, Mediations, Medical Negligence, Mining, Resources and the Environment, Motor Accidents, Professional Services, Wills and Probate, Workers’ compensation.

Career

In January 2013 Bronwyn came to the Bar and joined William Forster Chambers. Prior to coming to the Bar Bronwyn had worked as a solicitor for almost a decade. In April 2016, she was appointed managing Prosecutor for summary prosecutions at the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Bronwyn was admitted to practice in Victoria in 2003 after completing articles of clerkship. Following admission as a legal practitioner Bronwyn worked as a solicitor advocate in a regional firm practicing in criminal,  family law matters (children and property), domestic violence and Children’s Court (criminal and family divisions) . During 2005 Bronwyn was accredited as a Victorian Legal Aid duty lawyer (private practitioner). Bronwyn was then recruited as a solicitor by the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions circuit section. She was involved in matters in the County Court and Supreme Court which included regular one month ‘circuits’ in provincial cities in Victoria. During that time Bronwyn was responsible for a broad range of matters including significant firearm offences, culpable driving matters, drug matters, injury and assault matters, armed robberies, aggravated burglaries, attempts to pervert the course of justice, homicide files, historical sex offences and current sex offence cases. Bronwyn also was involved in confiscation, extradition (interstate) and indefinite sentence matters.

Between 2007 and 2010 Bronwyn was employed by Maddocks in the Construction and Major Projects Group where she undertook prosecutions and enforcement proceedings on behalf of state government and statutory authorities. Bronwyn would also appear as Counsel assisting the Board of the Building Practitioners Board of Victoria inquiries into the conduct of registered practitioners.  Bronwyn also conducted prosecutions under the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act, the Planning and Environment Act,  the Domestic Building Contracts ActHealth ActDomestic (Feral and Nuisance Animals) Act and the Food Act.  Frequently Bronwyn would advise and appear for statutory authorities faced with urgent safety issues to comply with their statutory obligations and minimise risk to the public.

During the course of her career Bronwyn appeared before the Mental Health Review Board and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In 2010 Bronwyn relocated to the Northern Territory to work as the managing lawyer of Katherine Office of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission.   Bronwyn then worked for 18 months as the hearing prosecutor for the Department of Public Prosecutions (NT) in Katherine, conducting contested hearings and contested domestic violence applications on behalf of Police.

Bronwyn moved to Darwin in 2012 to work at the Anti-Discrimination Commission as conciliator and senior complaints officer before moving to the Bar in January 2013.

Bronwyn provides forthright, practical and strategic advice to either individuals or Government bodies.