The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

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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