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The Hon Justice
Susan Mary Kiefel AC

Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (to commence 30 January 2017)
High Court of Australia
(since 2007)

Qualifications | Work History | Relevant judgments

 

Relevant qualifications and honours

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge
  • Legal qualification from the Barristers’ Board of Queensland

HONOURS

  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (1997) For eminent service to the law and to the judiciary, to law reform and to legal education in the areas of ethics, justice and governance.

 

Relevant work history

  • 2007-current: High Court of Australia
  • 2003 – 2007: Part-time Commissioner Australian Law Reform Commission
  • 1994: Judge, Federal Court of Australia
  • 1993: Judge, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 1987: Queen's Counsel
  • 1975: Called to Qld Bar

 

Relevant judgments