Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Good news

Front page of today's Sydney Morning Herald: our new High Court judge is a woman, Justice Susan Crennan.

She will replace Justice Michael McHugh, who challenged the Government last month to appoint a woman when he reached the retirement age of 70 on November 1.
But Mr Ruddock said he was appointing "the best person for the job" and that she would "make an outstanding member of the High Court regardless of gender".
Victorian barrister Kate McMillan, SC, said Justice Crennan was one of the last generalists - those who can tackle almost any area of law.

Not only that, but apparently she plays a mean bodhran as well.

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