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Family Court Chief Justice to retire

Family Court Chief Justice to retire

By Law Institute Journal

Family Court Legal Biography 

Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant will retire in October after 13 years in the position. Chief Justice Bryant was the second woman to head a federal jurisdiction after the Hon Elizabeth Evatt, who became the first Family Court Chief Justice in 1975. Taking over from the Hon Alastair Nicholson, Chief Justice Bryant has been outspoken about the challenges facing the court, including a proposal to merge the Family Court with the Federal Court, which she said may be “worth a look”, while expressing concerns it could undermine the independence of the Courts. She has also faced down criticism of the Court by detractors who have called for its abolition.

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