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Australia: legal resources: Court Structure

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Australian court structure

  • At the top level of the Australian judicial system is the High Court which interprets the Constitution and acts as final court of appeal.
  • The Federal Court has jurisdiction in national areas of activity, and hears cases brought under Commonwealth law.  It also hears appeals from the Federal Magistrates Court
  • Each State and Territory has a Supreme Court.  They also have Magistrates' Courts as entry level courts, and County or District courts at the intermediary level