That said, Queensland mining lobby group Queensland Resources Council is conditionally supportive of Kingham’s appointment.
Kingham is a District Court Judge, a Judge of the Children’s Court of Queensland and a Judge of the Planning and Environment Court.
She has also been a member of the Land Court and deputy president of the Land and Resources Tribunal.
Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Kingham would be able to draw on plenty of insight for the role.
“The variety of work experience, which is so relevant to the work of the Land Court, makes Judge Kingham’s appointment even more appropriate,” she said.
QRC chief executive Michael Roche said the Queensland government was to be applauded for Kingham’s appointment and that it was an opportunity to make big improvements to the institution.
“The QRC has made no secret of our belief that the Land Court needs a major overhaul, including in its administrative processes,” he said.
“We are therefore encouraged by the Attorney-General’s mention today of Judge Kingham’s skills in administrative leadership.
“Judge Kingham is very familiar with the streamlined process of the former Land and Resources Tribunal where matters were heard promptly, with the minimum of formality and technicality, while delivering natural justice to all parties.
“In the experience of the resources industry the Land Court in 2016 is the antithesis of all these qualities.”