The Judicial Power of the Commonwealth: A Review of the Judiciary Act 1903 and Related Legislation (ALRC Report 92)

ALRC Report 92 (tabled October 2001) sets out 125 recommendations for amendments to the Judiciary Act and related legislation such as the High Court of Australia Act 1979 (Cth), the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), and the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 (Cth).

The terms of reference required the ALRC to review the Judiciary Act and related legislation, taking into account, among other things, whether these Acts provide for the efficient administration of law and justice in the exercise of federal jurisdiction.

The ALRC was specifically asked to consider such matters as the source, scope and exercise of federal judicial power in civil matters, the conferral of federal jurisdiction on federal, state and territory courts, choice of law in federal jurisdiction and provisions dealing with claims against the Commonwealth.

View ALRC Report 92 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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