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What is the most powerful court in Australia?

The High Court
The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution.

What are some examples of precedents in Australia?

  1. Mabo v Queensland (No 2) – 1992.
  2. Commonwealth v Tasmania – 1983.
  3. Waltons Stores (Interstate) Ltd v Maher – 1988.
  4. Dietrich v the Queen – 1992.
  5. The Commonwealth v ACT – 2013.
  6. Wik Peoples v Queensland – 1996.
  7. Minister of State for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v Teoh – 1995.
  8. Ruddock v Vadarlis – 2001.

What’s higher than a judge?

A chief judge (also known as chief justice, presiding judge, president judge or administrative judge) is the highest-ranking or most senior member of a court or tribunal with more than one judge. The chief judge commonly presides over trials and hearings.

How many courts are in Australia?

Australia has four principle federal courts. High Court of Australia – The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian Judicial system, with its origins in the Australian Constitution and the highest Court of Appeal.

What is a landmark case Australia?

The case studies available on this website include the “Top 5 landmark environmental legal cases in Australia” listed by the Australian Geographic on 16 July 2018: Tasmanian Dam Case (Franklin Dam Case), Tasmania. Japanese Whaling Case, Antarctica. Nathan Dam Case, Queensland. Hazelwood Power Station Case, Victoria.

What is the court hierarchy in Australia?

Australian court hierarchy

General federal law
Superior courts (appellate jurisdiction) Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia
Superior courts (trial jurisdiction) Federal Court of Australia
Intermediate courts Federal Circuit Court of Australia (does not hear WA family law matters)
Inferior courts

Where do I find cases?

How To Find Free Case Law Online

  1. Introduction.
  2. Google Scholar.
  3. CourtListener.
  4. Caselaw Access Project.
  5. FindLaw.
  6. Justia.

What are the most famous criminal cases in Australia?

A psychiatrist out for revenge, a young mother bludgeoned to death with a fire hydrant and human remains found in a suitcase, these are some of Australia’s most infamous criminal cases.

What was the case in the High Court of Australia?

The case, which saw the Federal and Tasmanian governments clashing heads in the High Court of Australia, involved the proposed construction of a hydroelectric dam on the World Heritage-listed Gordon River in south-west Tasmania.

Which is the most cited case in Australia?

The top case in Australia by citations has 50 per cent more mentions than its closest competitor, according to a new study. Online case law tool FirstPoint has identified House v The King (1936) 55 CLR 499 as the case with the most citations. This case had drawn a total of 1,200 significant mentions in judgments as of June this year.

Why was the Wik case important to Australia?

The Wik Decision was crucial to the trajectory of ongoing land rights in Australia. Pertaining to a strip of land on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, this case was brought before the Federal Court of Australia in 1993 to determine the native title rights of the Wik (and at a later stage Thayorre) Peoples.