Annabelle Bennett

Annabelle Bennett

Annabelle Bennett

Birth : Annabelle Claire Darin (1950-01-08)8 January 1950(age 70) Sydney, Australia

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Name Annabelle Bennett
Birth (1950-01-08)8 January 1950(age 70) Sydney, Australia
Birth Place (age 70) Sydney, Australia
Nationality Australian

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Annabelle Claire Bennett (born 8 January 1950) is the Chancellor of Bond University and a former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.


In 1980, still interested in the legal profession, Bennett went on to study law at the University of New South Wales.


Bennett was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 5 May 2003.


Bennett retired from the Federal Court on 23 March 2016, and now practises as a consultant barrister, mediator and arbitrator at 5 Wentworth.


In April 2016, Bennett became the eighth Chancellor of Bond University in Queensland.


On 20 February 2020, Bennett was appointed as a commissioner to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.


Bennett was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005, for "service to the law, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law and professional conduct; and to the community through a range of educational, medical, women's and business organisations".


In 2011, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University from the Australian National University.


She was upgraded to a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.


In 2016 she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales.


In May 2020 Bennett was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.


In 2012, she was appointed Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council.