Australia appoints first female high court chief justice

Australia appoints first female high court chief justice
 

The woman who has just been named the first female chief justice of Australia's High Court dropped out of school aged 15 in a bid for financial independence.
Though later regretting the move, it was not long before Susan Kiefel found work as a receptionist in a Brisbane law firm.
She finished her high school certificate part-time, then took a job as a legal clerk while completing a law degree at night.
Arriving at the bar in 1975, the Queenslander embarked on an impressive career which culminated on Tuesday with her being named Australia's 13th chief justice.
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29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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