Catherine Branson

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Catherine Margaret Branson QC is a former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, serving between 2008 and 2012[1] and a former judge of the Federal Court of Australia between 1994 and 2008.[2]

Branson graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. After graduating, Branson taught full-time for two years at the University of Adelaide Law School.[3]

Branson practiced as a barrister at the South Australian bar, practicing principally in the areas of administrative law and commercial law. She was Crown Solicitor of South Australia from 1984-1989.[4]

Branson is also a past President of the Australian Institute for Judicial Administration.[3]


  1. ^ "President & Commissioners". Australian Human Rights Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Former Judges of the Federal Court of Australia". Federal Court of Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b AHRC website
  4. ^ Federal Court of Australia, Justice Branson
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Preceded by
Hon. Justice John von Doussa AO QC
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Succeeded by
Gillian Triggs