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ACT Supreme Court farewells 'formidable' first female chief justice, Helen Murrell

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By Blake Foden
Updated March 4 2022 - 4:39am, first published 1:30am
Chief Justice Helen Murrell, who retired on Friday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

When one of Chief Justice Helen Murrell's fellow judges was forced into quarantine by COVID-19, she sent them a care package containing enough food for six meals.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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