News Police, SES search in Brisbane bushland for missing Federal Circuit Court judge Guy Andrew

Police, SES search in Brisbane bushland for missing Federal Circuit Court judge Guy Andrew

SES personnel and other volunteers were searching for the judge off Dillon Road at The Gap. Photo: ABC News
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The search for missing Federal Circuit Court judge Guy Andrew in Brisbane bushland will resume on Tuesday morning.

Queensland Police and SES volunteers searched bushland in Mount Coot-tha and The Gap on Monday.

He was reported missing on Sunday after he drove in the direction of Mount Coot-tha, where he normally went walking, but failed to return.

Police released this image in their public appeal for information. Photo: Queensland Police

His car was located on Dillon Road in The Gap on Sunday afternoon.

About 40 SES scoured bushland with police trail bike riders.

Police and the man’s family hold concerns for his welfare, although police said they did not believe his disappearance was suspicious.

He is described as Caucasian, 176 centimetres tall with grey hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Judge Andrew was appointed as Townsville’s full-time Federal Circuit Court judge in March last year.

In August this year, the Family Court of Australia set aside Judge Andrew’s decision in a parenting and property settlement case, after it was appealed by a man who argued Judge Andrew was “critical, dismissive, sarcastic and rude” to his lawyers and tried to humiliate them.

The Family Court found Judge Andrew’s treatment of the man’s solicitor was “hectoring, insulting, belittling, sarcastic and rude”.

Less than a week later, Judge Andrew was temporarily transferred to Brisbane to receive “counselling [and] mentoring” and for his sittings to be monitored, according to a court spokesperson in September.

A decision was due before Christmas on whether Judge Andrew would return to Townsville next year.