Australia gets first Indian-origin Supreme Court judge in Hament Dhanji

Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC has taken charge as the first Australian Indian to be appointed to the role of Justice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales state of Australia.

Dhanji was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1990 and possess 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.
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".

With Australia about to host AUSINDEX maritime exercise with India, and it's upcoming plan to visit India to strengthen Indo-Pacific drive, the relationship between Australia and India are being described by media to be at a historic high at the moment.


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