- Judge and Lawyer
In 1990 Justice Deirdre Frances O'Connor became the first woman to be appointed to the Federal Court. She was also the President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
Sources used to compile this entry: Deirdre O'Connor interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording], 1996, ORAL TRC 3475; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection; http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/about/judges/former-judges; http://www.bethlehemcollege.nsw.edu.au/high_ach.php.
Prepared by Larissa Halonkin
Created: 17 August 2016, Last modified: 29 August 2016