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accountability

accountability  

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The requirement for representatives to answer to the represented on the disposal of their powers and duties, act upon criticisms or requirements made of them, and accept (some) responsibility for ...
Accountability

Accountability  

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The High Court is the end of the road for litigants; there is no further appeal to another court. Moreover, its Justices are appointed until retirement age, are not subject ...
accusatorial procedure

accusatorial procedure  

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A system of criminal justice in which conclusions as to liability are reached by the process of prosecution and defence. It is the primary duty of the prosecutor and defence to press their respective ...
Administration of Court

Administration of Court  

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The administration of the Court underwent its most significant change in 1980. The reforms introduced by the High Court of Australia Act 1979 (Cth) replaced the long-standing arrangement under which ...
advisory Opinions

advisory Opinions  

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‘The [International] Court [of Justice] may give an advisory opinion on any legal question at the request of whatever body may be authorized by or in accordance with the Charter ...
annual report

annual report  

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The report on an incorporated company's affairs that must be sent to shareholders after the end of the financial year. Such reports include an audited statement of the company's affairs ...
Appointment of Justices

Appointment of Justices  

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The appointment of Justices to the High Court is frequently a matter of some speculation and, given the role of the Court, its nature as a political institution, and the ...
Architecture of Court building

Architecture of Court building  

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The design of the High Court was developed on the basis of a grand and monumental urban design concept for a 400 metre square National Place within the Parliamentary Triangle ...
attorney-General

attorney-General  

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The principal law officer of the Crown. The Attorney General is usually a Member of Parliament of the ruling party and holds ministerial office, although he is not normally a member of the Cabinet. ...
Background of Justices

Background of Justices  

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There is a remarkable homogeneity in the 43 appointments that have been made to the High Court. Most Justices have come directly from the Bar or the judiciary. None has ...
Barwick Court

Barwick Court  

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(27 April 1964–11 February 1981).The history of the Court during Barwick's term as Chief Justice may be divided into two periods. Initially, Barwick sat with Justices who were contemporaries ...
Biographies and biographical writing

Biographies and biographical writing  

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Beyond a raconteur's delight in exposés, does the quest for and nurturing of first-rate biographies of Australia's judges matter? Yes—if beneath the rhetoric of judicial neutrality, autonomy, ...
Budget of Court

Budget of Court  

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The Court's funding and financial arrangements have in many ways been contentious. John Quick and others strongly opposed the establishment of the Court for reasons of cost. Financial arrangements, ...
collective responsibility

collective responsibility  

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A convention applied in the operations of the UK cabinet that decisions on important issues of policy should not be taken by individual ministers in advance of cabinet meetings, and that decisions, ...
constitutional law

constitutional law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.Constitutional law is a public law ...
Court of Disputed Returns

Court of Disputed Returns  

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Under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth), and formerly under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902 (Cth), the High Court is designated as the Court of Disputed Returns. It is invested ...
Criticism of the Court

Criticism of the Court  

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Any institution called upon to decide major issues of Commonwealth–state relations, questions of the extent of governmental power, disputes between government and the citizen, and even disputes ...
Daryl Michael Dawson

Daryl Michael Dawson  

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(born 12 December 1933; Justice, 1982–97)was born in Melbourne and educated at Canberra High School. He graduated with a first class honours degree in law from the University of ...
Depression

Depression  

The financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years, also known as the Great Depression.
Disqualification of Justices

Disqualification of Justices  

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Since the earliest days of the High Court, it has been thought desirable that, so far as possible, all Justices should sit on important cases, and particularly desirable that they ...

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