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The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE QC

Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (1987-1995)
Justice of the High Court of Australia (1972-1987)

Qualifications | Work History | Relevant judgments |

 

Relevant qualifications and honours

BA   University of Sydney (first-class Honours)
LLB   University of Sydney (first-class Honours)
    Honorary doctorates in law from ANU, University of NSW, Sydney, Melbourne, Oxford, Monash, Griffith and Deakin
     
  1951 Admitted to NSW Bar
  1964 Appointed as Queen's Counsel
     
CBE

1969

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Commonwealth Solicitor-General
KBE 1972 Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Services to law
AC 1988 Companion of the Order of Australia
For service to law
  2001 Centenary Medal
GBM 2013 Grande Bauhinia Medal(highest award under Hong Kong honours and awards system)

 

Relevant work history

1987-1995 Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
1972-1987 Justice of the High Court of Australia
1972-1975 Pro-Chancellor, Australian National University
1969-1972 Judge of the NSW Court of Appeal
1964-1969 Commonwealth Solicitor-General
1959-1964 Lectured in Equity, University of Sydney Law School
1951-1964 Barrister
  Associate to Justice David Roper, Supreme Court of NSW
  Articles, Clayton Utz & Co, Sydney
1944-1945 Flying officer in RAAF WWII
   

 

Relevant judgments

 

Further reading