Governor to visit and learn about local drought issues

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley with her husband Dennis Wilson will visit Cobar next week. ▪ Photo contributed

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC is to pay a visit to Cobar next week.

Her Excellency is meeting with a range of local people including members of the Cobar Business Association, the Isolated Children’s Parents Association and a group of rural women, to hear first hand of issues that affect them.

The 39th Governor of New South Wales, began her five year tenure in the role in May this year and it’s been reported Her Excellency makes it a point to visit a rural area at least once a month.

Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years.

She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989, and in 1993 she was made a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, the first woman to sit exclusively in that Court.

In 1996, she achieved the distinction of being the first woman appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal and, subsequently, as the first woman to be appointed as its President.

She served, on a number of occasions, as Administrator of the Government of the State of New South Wales.

She was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2006 for service to the judiciary and the law.

Her Excellency will be accompanied on her visit to Cobar by her husband, Dennis Wilson, a barrister, mediator, accredited international arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law, at Notre Dame University, Sydney.

Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights and social justice to the role in service of the people of NSW.