Monthly Archives: November 2016

Kiefel appointment is refreshing, but greater diversity is an ongoing task

Members of the Trailblazing Women and the Law project team are delighted by the appointment of Susan Kiefel as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. But as Kim Rubenstein reminds us, her cleaving of this judicial glass ceiling she not be regarded as an endpoint in the quest for greater diversity on the bench, […]

Susan Kiefel becomes Australia’s first female High Court chief justice

Susan Kiefel has been named as the next Chief Justice of the High Court, the first woman to take on the role. She replace Chief Justice Robert French who will stand down in January, ahead of his 70th birthday and in order to allow his successor to be in place for the start of the new year sittings on January […]

Australian Women Lawyers As Active Citizens Exhibition Launched.

Australian Women Lawyers As Active Citizens is the newest exhibition to be supported by the Australian Women’s Archives Project. It was launched at the National Library of Australia on November 16, 2016 with the help of over 100 guests, many of them women, or the relatives of women, who were featured in the exhibition. The launch was […]