Brownhill benched

CLANT welcomes the appointment of Northern Territory Solicitor-General Sonia Brownhill SC to the Supreme Court.   As arguably the blokiest region in our blokey nation, the Northern Territory has a remarkably feminised legal system.  This appointment will make us the only Australian jusrisidiction with a gender-balanced superior court bench.  Moreover, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Chief Judge of the Local Court and the CEOs of both major legal aid services (NAAJA and NTLAC) are all women.  Not to mention the Solicitor-General, at least for now.