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Archive for November 2016

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

Date: 29 November 2016

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 …

When marriage went underground – The Marriage Bar and its removal in Australia

Date: 28 November 2016
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An important anniversary for Australian women slipped by relatively unheralded earlier this month. November 18 marked 50 years since the federal government, led by Harold Holt, decreed that it would be legal …

Australian Women Lawyers As Active Citizens Exhibition Launched.

Date: 18 November 2016
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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 …