Susan Kiefel become Australia’s first woman highest ranking judge


Posted on:30 Nov 2016 09:37:57

Susan Kiefel become Australia’s first woman highest ranking judge
30 November 2016 Current Affairs: A former law firm receptionist Susan Kiefel is appointed as Australia’s first woman Chief Justice of Australia on November 29, 2016 by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. She will replace Justice Robert French

Kiefel will become the 13th Chief Justice of Australia and the senior judge on the seven-judge bench

She became the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland state in 1993. She is currently one of three women on the High Court bench and the longest serving judge after French.


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