New NSW Governor Margaret Beazley fights back tears as she accepts role
Emotional Justice Margaret Beazley rejected tears while formally accepting the role of NSW Governor from NSW Premier today.
- Key points:
- Justice Margaret Beazley is the 39th Governor of the NSW
- The nomination comes after the current governor David Hurley has been announced as the next Governor General of Australia
- Justice Beazley has a legendary career in the judiciary focus on "community" during her date
During a ceremony outside the Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Beazley, a former judge of the Court of Australia and judge of the Court of Appeals of the NSW, said to be honored to take up the role after the forced resignation of David Hurley, who was announced as the next Governor General of Australia last month.
Will be the 39th Governor of New South Wales.
"I will not be able to look at my family at this stage," said Judge Beazley, the current president of the NSW Court of Appeals, who rejected the tears in his speech today.
"I am very honored … I did not think I would be emotional, so I apologize."
Ms Beazley was born in Sydney in 1951 and had a legendary career in the judiciary after graduating from the Sydney School law with honors in 1974.
In 2006 she was named an officer of the Order of Australia for the service of the judiciary and the law, in particular through its contribution to professional and ethical standards and to the progress of women in the legal profession and the community.
She is the mother of three adult children and is married to Dennis Wilson.
"The people of NSW are extremely lucky Judge Beazley accepted the position," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said at the ceremony .
"She is a leader in the legal profession [and] was a mentor to many aspiring legal professionals.
" I know that it will serve the people of the NSW with absolute distinction. "
Ms. Berejiklian also paid tribute to the outgoing NSW governor David Hurley, who will become the next governor general of Australia
Mr. Hurley advised the premier that he would have to leave his current post by May.  Justice Beazley said that he would bring three of his fundamental convictions – community, education, and rule of law – to the role.
"It is what makes us such a cohesive society," he said
"And I have a deep trust in our community. "
government and politics,