Rethink needed as new High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

By Kim Rubenstein
Updated April 23 2018 - 1:19pm, first published December 11 2014 - 12:14am

The appointment of Geoffrey Nettle QC, as the replacement for Justice Susan Crennan on the High Court of Australia when she retires next February calls, yet again, for a radical rethinking of the way High Court judges are appointed. It provides further impetus to those who believe in equality of opportunity in Australia to call for a mandated commitment to at least 40 per cent composition of either gender at any time on the High Court of Australia.

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