Ex-High Court judge resigns Order of Aust

Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has resigned as a member of the Order of Australia.

His resignation was noted in the Government Gazette on Friday and signed by Governor-General David Hurley's official secretary Paul Singer.

Mr Heydon served on the High Court from 2003 until 2013.

In June 2020, the High Court publicly apologised to six women after allegations of sexual harassment of them by Mr Heydon were upheld by an independent investigator.

A settlement with three women earlier this year over harassment they were found to have suffered included an apology from the attorney-general on behalf of the government.

Mr Heydon was appointed a companion in the general division of the Order of Australia in 2004.