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1

is the federal circut court higher than the family court?

No, it is below

2

What are the next = levels below the high court?

The federal Court
Supreme Court of ACT & Supreme Court of NSW

3

What is below the Federal court and supreme courts?

Family court of Australia & District court

4

What is below the family court of Australia & district court?

Federal Circut court
Local court
Land & enviro court
Coroner's
Children's

5

What is above the magistrate's, Coroner's & children's court in the ACT?

the supreme court of ACT

6

What is above the federal and Supreme court of NSW and Supreme Court of ACT?

High COURT

7

What is the court system?

Local
District
Supreme

8

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)

9

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
More formal

10

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
Super formal
Has additional court of appeal (can have 1/3/5 judges)

11

Where would a case be appealled after the district court?

Supreme court of NSW

12

Where would a case be appealled to after the supreme court of nsw?

Court of Appeal NSW

13

Where would a civil matter of $100 000 be heard?

In a district court

14

What court is before the Fam Court of Oz?

Fed Circut Court

15

Where would a case go in federal courts?

Fed circut court ----->Family Court of Oz---->Federal Court------> HIGH COURT