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Law Council of Australia


New NSW Governor - Justice Margaret Beazley

17 January 2019

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the appointment of Justice Margaret Beazley as NSW Governor.

Law Council President, Arthur Moses SC, said Ms Beazley, a former Federal Court of Australia judge and current President of the NSW Court of Appeal was a trailblazer, who had led the way in promoting the advancement of women in the law and community.

“Over the years I have had the pleasure of working closely with Ms Beazley,” Mr Moses said.

“Not only is she a first-class jurist – she is an advocate for change, championing diversity and equality within the legal profession, legal aid funding, and indigenous affairs.

“Whilst her appointment is a loss to the profession it is a real gain for NSW and its people. “I have no doubt she will be an outstanding NSW Governor and an advocate for the state’s people.”



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