Jane Mathews AO smashed several glass ceilings in her career as a barrister and judge. She didn’t just pave the way for women in that profession, but also contributed to some groundbreaking conversations around civil rights in Australia. This may be the last interview she recorded before her death on 31 August 2019.

Stream Ep30 of Human/Ordinary via any podcasting app, or stream directly from Acast.

Music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org:
David Szesztay (“The Hangover”)
Blue Dot Sessions (“Cloudline”, “Periodicals”, “The Air Escaping”)
Chris Zabriskie (“John Stockton Slow Drag”)
Monplaisier (“Hélice”) and Gillicuddy (“Porthglaze Cove”)

Thanks to Jane’s nephew Dougal Kennedy and god-daughter Erin Sullivan, and the Human/Ordinary team.

For more information on Jane’s fascinating life and work:
Honouring Justice Jane Mathews AO – The Hon Justice MJ Beazley AO
Royal Commission on Human Relationships 1997 Report
Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships [ABC podcast]
Bills Digest 50 1996-97 Hindmarsh Island Bridge Bill 1996
Australian Dictionary of Biography: Frank and Janet Mathews