Swearing in a Supreme Court Judge
This morning, the Governor swore in Mr Michael Lundberg as the first Aboriginal judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He was joined by his family for the significant occasion.
Mr Lundberg started his career in 1994 as a solicitor and then assistant Crown counsel at what was then WA’s Crown Solicitors Office. Mr Lundberg went into private practice where he became partner at King & Wood Mallesons and worked for 18 years. Since then he has been a Perth-based partner at firms Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Jones Day.
Mr Lundberg is a member of Curtin University’s University Council and has take non various pro bono matters for Aboriginal individuals and groups. This included overturning the wrongful conviction of manslaughter for Aboriginal man Gene Gibson.
Mr Lundberg’s historic appointment follows in the footsteps of his mother, Yamatji woman Dr Sue Gordon AM from Meekatharra who was a member of the Stolen Generation and who was WA’s first Aboriginal magistrate, serving 20 years on the Children’s Court bench.
Heartfelt congratulations to Mr Lundberg on his appointment.
Mr Michael Lundberg swears the Oath in the presence of the Governor.
Mr Lundberg was joined by his family and friends for the historic occasion.
Western Australian Health Translation Network
The Governor received a briefing from Professor Ian Everall, Executive Director, Mr Kevin Skipworth, Advisor and Ms Jo Wilkie, CCI Project Manager on the work of the WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN).
The WAHTN is the State’s body for coordination and advocacy for translational Health and Medical Research. The organisation brings together WA’s universities, medical research institutes, public and private hospitals, PathWest and the WA Department of Health, to embrace and accelerate research translation to achieve a co-operative approach to setting research priorities and translating research findings and discoveries.
Ms Jo Wilkie, Professor Ian Everall and Mr Kevin Skipworth speak with the Governor.