At a general level, public confidence in the Australian courts is high, and the Australian judiciary is highly respected internationally for its integrity and impartiality. This inquiry was set against the background of the importance of maintaining public confidence in the administration of justice for...
This briefing provides an update on the state of judicial independence in Poland. The situation is characterised by the ongoing harassment of judges who stood in defence of the rule of law and human rights, and by media smear campaign against judges with alleged links...
The University of Queensland's Professor Graeme Orr, claims High Court justices can hold dual citizens but parliamentarians cannot.
This study aimed to determine the effect of various possible reforms on the pending case backlog in the Sydney registry of the NSW District Criminal Court using a simulation model.
All Commonwealth, state and territory judges in Australia are subject to mandatory retirement ages. While the 1977 referendum, which introduced judicial retirement ages for the Australian federal judiciary, commanded broad public support, this article argues that the aims of judicial retirement ages are no longer...
This article proffers an alternative system for handling complaints about the judiciary, tailored to fit within Australia's constitutional constraints whilst promoting the institutional integrity of the judiciary. Abstract Judges are human. It is their humanity that allows them to pass judgement on the complexities of...
This evaluation focuses on the achievement of outputs and short-term results, and progress towards longer-term results of the Pacific Judicial Development Programme 2010- 2012. It did not consider impact as it is too soon to assess programme impacts. It will be used by MFAT to...
Tom Campbell argues that, outside the confines of a fairly conservative common law methodology, "judicial activism" can be so wrong as to be treasonable. He argues that it is a breach of trust and an abuse of judicial power that undermines the foundations of constitutional...