The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Former High Court Justice, activist

Michael Kirby made an indelible mark on the High Court bench during his 13-year service from 1996 to 2009. He was often at odds with his colleagues, sometimes the sole dissenter.

Outside the courtroom, in so many theatres of Australian life, he has not been frightened to stand up. His words and deeds have surprised and moved us.

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The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Leaders Walking Eight Abreast

Australia has so many blessings that it should produce countless leaders, Michael tells us. But there are barriers - xenophobia, racism, discrimination, inequality of opportunity. Tolerance is not enough. We must embrace diversity.

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