Murray Gleeson

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Chief Justice Anthony Murray Gleeson (1938- ) QC AC is the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia; the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy.

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Education

Gleeson received BA and LLB from Sydney University.

Judicial Activity

Gleeson was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1963. He was appointed as a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1974 and was President of the New South Wales Bar Association 1984 - 1985. He was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1988.

He was appointed as Chief justice of the High Court in May 1998, a position he still holds. Under the Australian Constitution he must retire from the High Court by 2008 when he will be 70.

Other appointments

Gleeson was the Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales 1989 - 1998.

Honours

  • He received Australia's third highest civil order at the time when he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1986
  • He received Australia's highest civil honour when he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1992.


Preceded by:
Sir Gerard Brennan
Chief Justice of Australia
1998-present
Succeeded by:
(incumbent)

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