Jaye D Alderson

Call 2015


Jaye practices nationally and accepts briefs in a wide variety of areas. Her practice includes employment and industrial law, discrimination, public and administrative law, native title law, equity, criminal law and international law.

Jaye has appeared in a number of significant matters, including in ongoing proceedings for Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu in the case of Yunupingu on behalf of the Gumatj Clan or Estate Group v Commonwealth of Australia [2023] FCAFC 75, concerning whether native title rights and interests are subject to the just terms requirement in section 51(xxxi) of the Constitution. For BHP in Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union and Another v Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd trading as Mt Arthur Coal [2021] FWCFB 6059 (3 December 2021), the test case concerning whether a decision by BHP that all workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of site entry to its Mt Arthur mine was a lawful and reasonable direction. And, for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in counter-terrorism matters, including in respect of the first prosecutions for the crime of aiding and abetting a terrorist act in Australia.

Jaye also appears in various Commissions, Inquires and coronial inquests. She has appeared in several corruption inquires before ICAC, including for the NSW Labor Party, and for a number Councils.

Before coming to the bar Jaye worked in the commercial litigation team at law firm Allens, and in the Australian Federal Police, Proceeds of Crime Litigation team. Jaye also served as the Associate to the Honourable Justice Carmel McLure, President Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Western Australia. Jaye also served with the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve.


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