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Barbara Baker is an Australian barrister and former judge. She is is the 29th and current governor of Tasmania since 16 June 2021. She served on the Federal Circuit Court of Australia from 2008 to 2021.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Occupation||Governor of Tasmania|
Barbara Avalon Baker AC was born in Hobart and raised in Sandy Bay. Her parents were Alison Burton, a tennis player, and Bob Baker, a lawyer who became a Liberal member of the Tasmanian Parliament. Baker studied arts and law at the University of Tasmania, graduating in 1980.
Baker represented Tasmania in tennis and field hockey at the under-18 level. She captained Tasmania in indoor hockey and is a former national singles and doubles champion in real tennis.
Barbara Baker was admitted to the legal profession in 1983. She joined Simmons Wolfhagen as a solicitor and later worked for the Office of the Solicitor-General. In 1993 she became the first female partner at Murdoch Clarke. As a lawyer, Baker “specialized in family law and relationship matters”.
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Baker served as the executive of the Law Society of Tasmania (1995–1996) and as president of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association (2002). In 2008, Baker was appointed to the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the first Tasmanian woman to serve on the court.
In 2013 the court was renamed the Federal Circuit Court and its members received the title “judge” rather than a magistrate. She retired from the judiciary in January 2021 and returned to practice as a barrister at Burbury Chambers.
In May 2021, Premier Peter Gutwein announced that Barbara Baker would succeed Kate Warner as governor of Tasmania with effect from 16 June. She stated that she would “focus on gender equality and family violence issues in the community”, as well as encourage participation in sports and act as a role model for young lawyers.
Barbara Baker also said that her personal views on the monarchy or republicanism were not relevant to the position. In the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential governors in Australia. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.
Barbara Baker is married to Don Chalmers, they had their wedding in Australia in 1980. Her husband is an emeritus professor of law at the University of Tasmania. As of January 2023, the couple has two children, daughters.
Barbara Baker net worth
How much is Barbara Baker worth? Barbara Baker net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Barbara Baker’s salary per month and other career earnings were over $300,000 dollars annually.
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