Press Release

CALD Statement on the High Court’s investigation into sexual harassment

By 25 June 2020 No Comments

The Council of Australian Law Deans notes the statement issued by The Hon. Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia on 22 June 2020.  The Council welcomes the steps the Chief Justice and the Court have adopted to support associates working at the Court.  These steps should enable young law graduates, seeking the opportunity to work at the High Court, to be confident that the Court will be a safe and respectful work environment.  The Council agrees with the Chief Justice that sexual harassment has no place in any workplace, and encourages all within the legal profession to ensure that safe workplaces are provided.


Professor Lesley Hitchens GAICD
Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans

25 June 2020




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The Council of Australian Deans is the peak body for all Australian university law schools. The Deans of all Australian law schools are members of the Council.