Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Shadow Attorney-General

Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Senator for Western Australia


22 August 2023


The Coalition congratulates Justice Stephen Gageler AC on his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and recognises his extensive experience both as a High Court Justice and previously as Australia’s Solicitor-General.

The Coalition congratulates Justice Robert Beech-Jones on his appointment to the High Court and acknowledges his long service as a Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW and as Chief Judge at Common Law.

The Coalition also acknowledges the outstanding service of Justice Susan Kiefel AC, who has served with distinction as Australia’s Chief Justice, including being Australia’s first female Chief Justice, and wishes her well in her retirement from the High Court.