Flashcards in Court Hierachy Deck (15):
is the federal circut court higher than the family court?
No, it is below
What are the next = levels below the high court?
The federal Court
Supreme Court of ACT & Supreme Court of NSW
What is below the Federal court and supreme courts?
Family court of Australia & District court
What is below the family court of Australia & district court?
Federal Circut court
Land & enviro court
What is above the magistrate's, Coroner's & children's court in the ACT?
the supreme court of ACT
What is above the federal and Supreme court of NSW and Supreme Court of ACT?
What is the court system?
What does the local court do?
Hears summary proceedings (for crimes)
Hears civil matters up to $60 000
Minor offences (traffic fine)
Presided/decided by magistrate
No appellate jurisdiction (no lower court than this)
What does the district court do?
civil matters between $60 000 & $750 000
Hears most indictable (serious) crimes
presided over by judge, juries used
Has appelate jurisdiction
What does the supreme Court do?
It is the Highest state jurisdiction can have
Hears most serious crimes (murder)
Hears civil cases over $750 000
Has additional court of appeal (can have 1/3/5 judges)
Where would a case be appealled after the district court?
Supreme court of NSW
Where would a case be appealled to after the supreme court of nsw?
Court of Appeal NSW
Where would a civil matter of $100 000 be heard?
In a district court
What court is before the Fam Court of Oz?
Fed Circut Court