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WOMEN’S HISTORY EXHIBITION

21st Century – Bishops and beyond

 

The first female bishop in the Diocese of Brisbane was The Right Reverend Alison Taylor, consecrated in 2013 as bishop for the Southern Region. Bishop Alison retired in NNNN. There have been no women bishops in the diocese since.

The ordination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women did not come to pass until 2003 with the ordination of Alex Gater. Since then, there have been NNN other First Nations women ordained in this diocese.

Anglican Torres Strait Islander women – Rose Elu – Trinity congregation and UN work.

Women finally obtained the highest administrative role in the diocese in 2014 when the Honourable Justice Debra Mullins [link to 4.3 summary and photo] AO was appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane, having served as Vice-Chancellor since 2004.

And in 2017, the Reverend Dr Josephine Inkpin identified herself as our first openly transgender woman priest.

2021 Report card

As at February 2021, all our senior leaders were men – Archbishop, Regional Bishops, Dean and Archdeacons.

WOMEN’S HISTORY EXHIBITION

21st Century – Bishops and beyond

 

The first female bishop in the Diocese of Brisbane was The Right Reverend Alison Taylor, consecrated in 2013 as bishop for the Southern Region. Bishop Alison retired in NNNN. There have been no women bishops in the diocese since.

The ordination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women did not come to pass until 2003 with the ordination of Alex Gater. Since then, there have been NNN other First Nations women ordained in this diocese.

Anglican Torres Strait Islander women – Rose Elu – Trinity congregation and UN work.

Women finally obtained the highest administrative role in the diocese in 2014 when the Honourable Justice Debra Mullins [link to 4.3 summary and photo] AO was appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane, having served as Vice-Chancellor since 2004.

And in 2017, the Reverend Dr Josephine Inkpin identified herself as our first openly transgender woman priest.

2021 Report card

As at February 2021, all our senior leaders were men – Archbishop, Regional Bishops, Dean and Archdeacons.

A judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2000, Debra Mullins has appointments at Griffith University, the Australian association of women judges, the Anglican Church of Australia and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane.

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Debra Mullins (1957–)

Judge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane

The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999).

Justice Mullins undertook articles of clerkship at Kinsey Bennett & Gill (1978–1980) and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 5 February 1980.

After being admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 26 April 1984, Justice Mullins commenced practice in Brisbane. Her Honour was appointed Senior Counsel on 17 November 1998.

Justice Mullins was a member of the Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1995–2000) and part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2002.

Justice Mullins has served as Deputy Chancellor (2004–2014) and Chancellor (2014–) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University Law School (2006–09, 2016–18, 2018–2021).

Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers, published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

In 2009 Justice Mullins received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community. Her Honour was appointed a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010. In 2017 Justice Mullins was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at The University of Queensland. Her Honour was appointed a Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018 in recognition of exceptional service.

Her Honour was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia [link https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2004545] in 2019 for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.  

Justice Mullins was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020.

A judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2000, Debra Mullins has appointments at Griffith University, the Australian association of women judges, the Anglican Church of Australia and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane.

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Debra Mullins (1957–)

Judge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane

The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999).

Justice Mullins undertook articles of clerkship at Kinsey Bennett & Gill (1978–1980) and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 5 February 1980.

After being admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 26 April 1984, Justice Mullins commenced practice in Brisbane. Her Honour was appointed Senior Counsel on 17 November 1998.

Justice Mullins was a member of the Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1995–2000) and part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2002.

Justice Mullins has served as Deputy Chancellor (2004–2014) and Chancellor (2014–) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University Law School (2006–09, 2016–18, 2018–2021).

Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers, published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

In 2009 Justice Mullins received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community. Her Honour was appointed a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010. In 2017 Justice Mullins was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at The University of Queensland. Her Honour was appointed a Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018 in recognition of exceptional service.

Her Honour was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia [link https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2004545] in 2019 for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.  

Justice Mullins was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020.

A judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2000, Debra Mullins has appointments at Griffith University, the Australian association of women judges, the Anglican Church of Australia and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane.

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Debra Mullins (1957–)

Judge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane

The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999).

Justice Mullins undertook articles of clerkship at Kinsey Bennett & Gill (1978–1980) and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 5 February 1980.

After being admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 26 April 1984, Justice Mullins commenced practice in Brisbane. Her Honour was appointed Senior Counsel on 17 November 1998.

Justice Mullins was a member of the Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1995–2000) and part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2002.

Justice Mullins has served as Deputy Chancellor (2004–2014) and Chancellor (2014–) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University Law School (2006–09, 2016–18, 2018–2021).

Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers, published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

In 2009 Justice Mullins received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community. Her Honour was appointed a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010. In 2017 Justice Mullins was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at The University of Queensland. Her Honour was appointed a Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018 in recognition of exceptional service.

Her Honour was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia [link https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2004545] in 2019 for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.  

Justice Mullins was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020.

A judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2000, Debra Mullins has appointments at Griffith University, the Australian association of women judges, the Anglican Church of Australia and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane.

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Debra Mullins (1957–)

Judge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane

The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999).

Justice Mullins undertook articles of clerkship at Kinsey Bennett & Gill (1978–1980) and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 5 February 1980.

After being admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 26 April 1984, Justice Mullins commenced practice in Brisbane. Her Honour was appointed Senior Counsel on 17 November 1998.

Justice Mullins was a member of the Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1995–2000) and part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2002.

Justice Mullins has served as Deputy Chancellor (2004–2014) and Chancellor (2014–) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University Law School (2006–09, 2016–18, 2018–2021).

Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers, published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

In 2009 Justice Mullins received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community. Her Honour was appointed a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010. In 2017 Justice Mullins was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at The University of Queensland. Her Honour was appointed a Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018 in recognition of exceptional service.

Her Honour was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia [link https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2004545] in 2019 for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.  

Justice Mullins was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020.

A judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland since 2000, Debra Mullins has appointments at Griffith University, the Australian association of women judges, the Anglican Church of Australia and is Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane.

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Debra Mullins (1957–)

Judge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane

The Honourable Justice Debra Mullins AO is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Commerce (1977), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1980) and Master of Laws (Advanced) (1999).

Justice Mullins undertook articles of clerkship at Kinsey Bennett & Gill (1978–1980) and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 5 February 1980.

After being admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 26 April 1984, Justice Mullins commenced practice in Brisbane. Her Honour was appointed Senior Counsel on 17 November 1998.

Justice Mullins was a member of the Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1995–2000) and part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2002.

Justice Mullins has served as Deputy Chancellor (2004–2014) and Chancellor (2014–) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and is an adjunct professor at Griffith University Law School (2006–09, 2016–18, 2018–2021).

Her Honour was featured in A Woman’s Place: 100 years of Queensland Women Lawyers, published by the Supreme Court Library Queensland in 2005.

In 2009 Justice Mullins received the Queensland Law Society’s Agnes McWhinney Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and community. Her Honour was appointed a Doctor of the University by Griffith University in 2010. In 2017 Justice Mullins was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College at The University of Queensland. Her Honour was appointed a Life Member of the National Judicial College of Australia in 2018 in recognition of exceptional service.

Her Honour was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia [link https://honours.pmc.gov.au/honours/awards/2004545] in 2019 for distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, to professional development and legal education, and to women.  

Justice Mullins was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal on 28 January 2020.

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