Ex-High Court judge resigns Order of Aust


Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has stepped down as a member of the Order of Australia.

His resignation was noted in the Government Gazette on Friday and signed by Governor General David Hurley’s official secretary, Paul Singer.

Mr Heydon sat in the High Court from 2003 to 2013.

In June 2020, the High Court publicly apologized to six women after allegations of sexual harassment against them by Mr Heydon were confirmed by an independent investigator.

Earlier this year, a settlement reached with three women for alleged harassment included an apology from the attorney general on behalf of the government.

Mr Heydon was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2004.

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