ANZMHA Podcast: The Hon Margaret McMurdo AC

ANZMHA Podcast: The Hon Margaret McMurdo AC

In 1991, the honourable Margaret McMurdo was the first woman to be appointed a judge of the District Court of Queensland and the Childrens Court of Queensland

Justice McMurdo was appointed President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland in 1998. Her Honour was the second president and first woman appointed as a presiding judge of an appellate court in Australia. 
In 2001 Justice McMurdo was awarded the Centenary Medal and later appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (2007) for service to the law and judicial administration in Queensland, particularly in the areas of legal education and women's issues. In 2006 her Honour was presented the Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding professional contribution by a woman lawyer. 
Her Honour retired as President of the Court of Appeal on 26 March 2017. On 5 May 2017 Justice McMurdo was appointed Chair of the Legal Aid Board of Queensland.  
In today’s episode we talk with Justice McMurdo about her start in law, her incredible experience in championing change for women’s safety and justice and her more recent appointment as the Chair of the Queensland Women’s Safety Justice Taskforce. 

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