Hament Dhanji, first Indian origin Aussie to become SC judge

Dhanji was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1990 and posses over three decades of legal experience.

New South Wales: Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC on Wednesday became the first Indian-origin Aussie to be appointed for the role of Justice in the supreme court of NSW.

Dhanji was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1990 and posses over three decades of legal experience, Australian High Commission to India informed in a tweet.

 “Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC has become the first Australian of Indian descent to be appointed a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court. Admitted as a legal practitioner in 1990, Mr Dhanji has over three decades of legal experience. Congratulations,” the tweet said.

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Meanwhile, Australia’s Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence and NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman remarked on the development and said that “His immense knowledge of the criminal law will be a valuable asset to the bench”.

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