The Honourable Justice Patrick A Keane, presently Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, has been appointed to the High Court of Australia. Chief Justice Keane was a graduate law student at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship for the best performance in the Bachelor of Civil Law in 1977. He was formerly a judge of the Queensland Court of Appeal, and also served as Solicitor-General for Queensland.

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Justice Keane will take the High Court place vacated by the Hon. Justice J. Dyson Heydon, who was also a Vinerian Scholar at Oxford, and who will retire from the Court in March 2013 after a distinguished career as a judge and advocate, as well as playing a powerful role as a legal scholar in Oxford and in Australia.