Chief Justice of Australia
The Chief Justice of Australia is the presiding Justice of the High Court of Australia and the highest-ranking judicial officer in the Commonwealth of Australia. The incumbent is Susan Kiefel, who is the first woman to hold the position.
|Chief Justice of Australia|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Australia|
|Appointer||Governor-General of Australia|
|Term length||No set term, though retirement is mandatory at age 70|
|Inaugural holder||Sir Samuel Griffith|
|Formation||5 October 1903|