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New judge for the Family Court of Australia [Julienne Penny]



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News Release

ATTORNEY- GENERAL

THE HON DARYL WILLIAMS AM QC MP

 

9 June 1999

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NEW JUDGE FOR THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA

 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Judge Julienne Penny as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia.

 

Jus tice Penny is based in Perth and earlier this month was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia. Consistent with established practice, Justice Penny has been issued with a commission as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia.

 

Justice Penny was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in 1980. From 1991, she practised solely as a barrister, mainly in the areas of criminal, welfare and family law.

 

She regularly appeared in children’s matters in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, both at first instance and on appeal from the Children’s Court.

 

Justice Penny is a former member of the Children’s Advisory Council and served as a member of the Legal Practice Board from 1995 to 1998.

 

Justice Penny’s appointment takes effect immediately.

 

Media contact Nicholas Harford 02 6277 7300

 

 

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