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April 14, 2015
The federal government has named the 52nd justice of the High Court of Australia.
When Justice Kenneth Hayne retires from the Court on 5 June this year, he will be replaced by Justice Michelle Gordon.
As with all appointments to the High Court of Australia, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department consulted widely with the legal communit...
February 17, 2015
Dissenting is out and agreement is in vogue at the High Court of Australia, a study from the University of New South Wales has revealed.
The annual survey of the court’s decision making found an increase in unanimous decisions in 2014, with 43% of cases attracting unanimous judgments, up from 38% the year before.
“The last two years are very si...
February 3, 2015
There’s a new High Court Justice in town. Today Justice Geoffrey Nettle will be sworn in as the 51st judge of the High Court of Australia.
He replaces Justice Susan Crennan, who retires after nine years with the court.
Nettle J was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002, and joined the Court of Appeal in 2004. He began his career i...
October 5, 2014
At law school we spend years studying the decisions of the High Court. Here are some things you probably didn't know about Australia's highest court.
September 17, 2014
New South Wales has passed legislation to give the media better access to the state’s courtrooms. The new law creates a presumption in favour of broadcasting...
July 9, 2014
Happy Constitution Day! To celebrate its birthday, here are some surprising facts about the Australian Constitution.
February 19, 2014
The High Court of Australia’s new composition led to renewed consensus between the justices in 2013, a new study has found. The report The High Court on...
October 1, 2013
Grab the popcorn and clear your weekend. From today the High Court of Australia will film proceedings and publish the recordings online. All Full Court hearings
September 1, 2013
We’ve scoured the Internet and found some of the most hilarious, dry, witty and bizarre courtroom conversations. Enjoy! Mr. Wilson: The Magna Carta has...