A North Queenslander who grew up in Townsville, Gavin studied at James Cook University and the University of Queensland (graduating with degrees in Arts and Law from UQ) before undertaking Articles of Clerkship at Roberts & Kane Solicitors in Brisbane. He later became a partner of that general practice.
Prior going to the Bar in 2007, his career included acting for the Queensland Nurses’ Union in several significant matters including the Bundaberg Hospital Commissions of Inquiry.
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Outside of the law, Gavin is principal clarinet in the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.
2007 – Barrister
2000 – Partner, Roberts & Kane Solicitors
1995 – Admitted as Solicitor
1993 – Articles of Clerkship, Roberts & Kane Solicitors
Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Australian Lawyers Alliance
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (National Treasurer 2012-13)
Bar Association of Queensland
Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
Medico-Legal Society of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws (Qld)
Bachelor of Arts (Qld)
Gavin Rebetzke, Book Review: Creighton & Stewart's Labour Law (2016) 77 (November) Hearsay.
Gavin Rebetzke, Industrial Court Subject to Judicial Review (2010) 97 (March/April) Precedent.
Gavin Rebetzke, Book Review: Tribunals in the Common Law World (2009) 36 (August) Hearsay.
Gavin Rebetzke, Evidence by Interpreter: Be Prepared! (2009) 93 (July/August) Precedent.
Gavin Rebetzke, Families Behind Bars Stories of Injustice, endurance and Hope Book Review (2008) 28(June) Hearsay.
Gavin Rebetzke, Appellate Practice Book Review (2008) 28 (June) Hearsay.
Gavin Rebetzke, Enhancing Open and Accountable Government (2008) 25 (April) Hearsay.
Commercial and Property
Common Law/ Personal Inquiry
Income Protection Claims
Industrial and Employment
Inquests/ Commissions of Inquiry
Superannuation - TPD Claims