Antoinette Kennedy

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Antoinette Kennedy
Patron / Housing Choices Western Australia
The Honourable Antoinette Kennedy AO was the first woman and longest serving judge in Western Australia, serving for 25 years. She was appointed chief judge of the District Court for 6 years and was the first woman head of a jurisdiction in Western Australia and only the third in Australia. She was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) and was elected to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Ms Kennedy was a member of Murdoch Senate for six years, founding member of the Women Lawyers of Western Australia, member of the Chief Justice’s Gender Bias Taskforce, and a mentor in the Law Society mentoring program for young lawyers. She is outspoken on issues of social justice and has a keen interest in the provision of affordable housing.


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