- Five of the female associates who made the allegations worked for Mr Heydon, while one worked for a different High Court judge
- Chief Justice Susan Kiefel says the findings are of “extreme concern” to all High Court staff
- A number of recommendations were made out of the inquiry, which Chief Justice Kiefel says will be adopted
In a statement, the High Court said it was advised of the allegations, by six associates, last year.
An inquiry was then conducted by independent consultant Dr Vivienne Thom over several months.
Five of the associates worked for Mr Heydon, while one worked for a different High Court judge.
Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel said the findings were of “extreme
concern” to all of the current members of the High Court bench and the
“We have made a sincere apology to the six women whose complaints were borne out.
“We know it would have been difficult to come forward. Their accounts of their experiences at the time have been believed.”