Susan Kiefel

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Susan Kiefel

Susan Kiefel 2011.jpg
Kiefel in 2011
13th Chief Justice of Australia
Assumed office
30 January 2017
Nominated byMalcolm Turnbull
Appointed bySir Peter Cosgrove
Preceded byRobert French
Justice of the High Court of Australia
Assumed office
4 September 2007
Nominated byJohn Howard
Appointed byMichael Jeffery
Preceded byIan Callinan
Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
In office
17 October 1994 – 4 September 2007
Nominated byPaul Keating
Appointed byBill Hayden
Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland
In office
16 June 1993 – 16 October 1994
Nominated byWayne Goss
Appointed byLeneen Forde
Personal details
Born (1954-01-17) 17 January 1954 (age 68)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Spouse(s)Michael Albrecht
Alma materLegal Profession Admission Board
Wolfson College, Cambridge

Susan Mary Kiefel AC (/ˈkfəl/;[1][2] born 17 January 1954) is an Australian lawyer and judge. She is the chief justice of Australia since 30 January 2017. She has been on the High Court since 2007. Kiefel is the first woman to serve as Chief Justice.

References[change | change source]

  1. Justice Susan Kiefel. SBS World News. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. Michael Sexton SC, Solicitor-General for the State of New South Wales (10 June 2015). Hearing of McCloy & Ors v. State of New South Wales & Anor. High Court of Australia. Event occurs at 2:25:00. Retrieved 30 November 2015. See Template:Cite AustLII.