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Australia’s 1st female High Court Chief Justice sworn in

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Canberra, Jan 30: Australia’s first female Chief Justice of the High Court was officially sworn in at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday, a media report said. Susan Kiefel, who replaces outgoing Chief Justice Robert French, is the first woman to hold the position in the High Court’s 113-year history. In a speech following the ceremony, Kiefel described her appointment as a watershed moment for women in law. “The appointment of more women to this court recognises that there are now women who have the necessary legal ability and experience as well as the persol qualities to be a justice of this court,” Kiefel added. “There seems no reason to think that that situation will not be maintained in the future. It may well improve,” she said. (IANS)

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