The Judicial Conference of Australia was established in 1993 as an incorporated association. Its objects relate to the public interest in maintaining a strong and independent judiciary within a democratic society that adheres to the rule of law.
The Conference consists of judges and magistrates drawn from all jurisdictions and levels of the Australian court system. Membership of the Conference is open to all serving and retired judges and magistrates in Australia and to masters and judicial registrars. The membership now stands at over 660, which is more than half of the judicial officers in Australia.
~ Colloquium Papers ~
Abstracts of papers delivered at the 2012 JCA Colloquium, are now available for download. To access them, please visit the Colloquia page.
~ JCA Guidelines on Public Pronouncements about Proposed Legislation ~
The JCA is developing a policy regarding the circumstances in which it would be appropriate for the JCA to make public comment on, or submissions concerning, proposed legislative changes. To read a first draft of the policy click here.
~ Judicial Officers’ Retirement Benefits ~
The JCA has published a Position Paper on Judicial Officers’ Retirement Benefits. To read a copy of the paper, click here.
~ Retired Judges Available for Appointment ~
A number of retired judicial officers, who are members of the Judicial Conference of Australia, have indicated their potential availability for appointment. To find out more, click here.
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Incorporated Association Number A2352 ACT