Australian Courts of Law / Edition 4

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Since the first edition in 1982, this book has become the standard work on the subject. Now fully revised and updated, it provides a succinct guide to, and analysis of, Australian courts and tribunals, their jurisdiction, and their functioning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195510072
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Crawford held chairs in law at Adelaide and Sydney University before moving to Cambridge University, where he now teaches, writes and practices international law and international arbitration Brian Opeskin is an Associate Professor of law at Sydney University, where he has taught for many years and is a full-time Commissioner at the Australian Law reform Commission, where he led the inquiry into the Judiciary Act

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Table of Contents

Pt. I General principles
1 The development of legal systems 3
2 The common law background 5
3 Constitutional background 21
4 Organisation of the judicial system 59
Pt. 2 Courts of general jurisdiction
5 Criminal jurisdiction in lower and intermediate courts 87
6 Civil jurisdiction in lower and intermediate courts 106
7 State and territory supreme courts 126
8 Federal Court of Australia 146
9 High Court of Australia 171
Pt. 3 Specialist courts and tribunals
10 Family and children's courts 201
11 Industrial courts and tribunals 234
12 Small claims courts and tribunals 259
13 Other specialist courts and tribunals 269
Pt. 4 Prospects for change
14 Reform of Australian courts 291
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