The Australian High Court is established under Section 71 of the Australian Constitution:
Australian Constitution – Section 71 – Judicial power and Courts
The judicial power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Supreme Court, to be called the High Court of Australia, and in such other federal courts as the Parliament creates, and in such other courts as it invests with federal jurisdiction. The High Court shall consist of a Chief Justice, and so many other Justices, not less than two, as the Parliament prescribes.
The Court is the final arbiter of interpretation of the Australian Constitution, as well as the final court of appeal from all other Australian State and Federal courts.
The Court currently has 7 judges, headed by the Chief Justice, Robert French.
- Justices of the High Court – full list of all Justices and Chief Justices since 1903.
- The High Court – official web site
- High Court Cases
- High Court Bulletin
- High Court Transcripts
Archived News Items
- Nov 20, 2012: Patrick Keane Appointed To The High Court
- Aug 21, 2012: Stephen Gageler Appointed Justice Of The High Court
- May 28, 2012: A High Court Challenge To The Murray-Darling Water Plan?
- Oct 27, 2004: McHugh Calls For More Women Justices On The High Court
- Feb 07, 2003: Dyson Heydon’s Farewell Speech To The NSW Supreme Court