CCF – Judicature
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the Australian States and one Territory closed their borders to people from other States. The two states with the highest number of cases, NSW and Victoria, did not close their borders. The ACT also did not close its border.
On Tuesday 11 February the High Court handed down its decision in Love v Commonwealth of Australia and Thoms v Commonwealth of Australia.
On Wednesday South Australian Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore addressed the media to let us all know she is a dual British and Australian citizen.
The citizenship saga/issue/crisis continues. Almost every day one or two MP’s or Senators are outed in the media for having a parent born in some other country.
On Wednesday the full bench of the High Court handed down their findings in Brown v Tasmania. The case was brought about after former Greens leader Bob Brown and a number of other people were arrested last year for protesting against logging in a Tasmanian forest.
To protect the people of Australia our political leaders are looking to expand anti-terrorism laws.
The judge and the jury have different roles in our judicial system. The recognised principle is that questions of law are to be decided by the judge and questions of fact are decided by the jury.
At 2.15pm yesterday many Australians were holding their breath and waiting for the High Court to deliver their decision about the validity of same sex marriage postal survey. We didn’t have to wait long, within a minute or two we had an answer.
A speech by the Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of Australia at Anglo Australian Lawyers Association on Wednesday 12 July 2017 in London.
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