The Courier-Mail

Judged a popular choice

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THE courting days of Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath are over. After all the disappoint­ment surroundin­g former chief justice Tim Carmody, Justice Catherine Holmes has been appointed Queensland’s new chief justice ( C-M, Sep 8). The fact she is Queensland’s first female chief justice will please many. What is refreshing is that the choice of this state high school-educated judge is a popular one among the legal fraternity. Ken Johnston, Rochedale South CONGRATULA­TIONS to Justice Catherine Holmes on her appointmen­t as chief justice. You reported that her working-class background would go down well with Labor. It didn’t work for Tim Carmody, though, did it? Bill McCormack, Tarragindi

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