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Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Resident Judge of the ACT Supreme Court

The ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as a resident judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Expressions of interest are sought from all areas of the legal community, including the private, government and community sectors. Women, people with disabilities and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Supreme Court of the ACT has all original and appellate jurisdiction necessary to administer justice in the Territory; and jurisdiction conferred by a Commonwealth Act or a law of the Territory.


Resident judges of the Supreme Court of the ACT are appointed by the ACT Executive by commission. Under section 4 of the Supreme Court Act 1933 (ACT), an eligible applicant must have been a legal practitioner for not less than 5 years; or is or have…

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Information sharing to improve the response to family violence in the ACT

Privacy laws operate in all Australian jurisdictions to ensure that individuals  control their personal information, subject to limited exceptions. Commonwealth, state and territory laws prescribe the circumstances under which information can be shared, who it…

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Nominate a mobile road safety camera location

Members of the public are invited to nominate locations where mobile road safety cameras could be used to help address speeding and improve road safety. The ‘nominate a mobile camera location’ is a feature of…

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ACT Road Crash Report for 2015

The Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury has released the annual ACT Road Crash Report. This year’s report, which relates to the 2015 calendar year, shows that 15 people were killed and 131 hospitalised following…

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New driver competency relating to vulnerable road users

Minister for Road Safety, Shane Rattenbury, has announced the details of a new driver competency and enhanced testing of knowledge of road rules focused on how to drive safely around vulnerable road users – pedestrians,…

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