Patrons


Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM
Governor of Victoria

On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AM was sworn in as Victoria's 29th Governor, the first female in that role.


In June 1995, the Governor was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Australia, where she served for 18 years until July 2013.

 

In 2010 the Governor was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to family law and the community.


 

The Honourable Diana Bryant AO
Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia

Chief Justice Bryant was appointed Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia on the 5 July 2004.

Prior to this appointment she was the inaugural Chief Federal Magistrate and headed the Federal Magistrates Court from 31 January 2000 until July 2004.

 

 

The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

As a strong proponent of Court Network, the Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren has supported the organisation for many years. 

 

Chief Justice Warren was appointed to head the Supreme Court of Victoria in November 2003. She was the first female Chief Justice of any Australian superior court. 

 

Chief Justice Warren has sat in a number of significant trials and appeals and continues to sit in all jurisdictions in her capacity as Chief Justice.
 

 

The Honourable Catherine Holmes
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Chief Justice Holmes was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland on the 11th September 2015. She is the19th Chief Justice.

 

Her Honour was a founding member of the Women's Legal Service, served as a part-time member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (1994-2000), was a presiding judge of the Queensland Mental Health Court (2005-06) and conducted the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry into the 2010-11 floods.

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