Federal judges in Australia are nominated by governments, with the federal judiciary acting as the sole arbiter of which candidates get appointed.
That has been a key feature of Australian governance since the introduction of the Australian Constitution in 1901.
But it has been challenged by the National Bar Association, which has accused the Australian Government of undermining the independence of the judiciary by nominating judges who are not fit for the role.
Federal judges who disagree with the government’s decision can be forced to step down and reappointed, though only a handful of judges have actually done so.
This article shows you what the Federal Court is like, with information on who is nominated and the roles of the federal and state judges.
You can also learn more about what it is like to work in the Federal Courts.
This article shows what the Australian Federal Police is like and what it does.
You will also find out more about the role of the Federal Circuit Court and what happens in it.
In Australia, the Federal Government is responsible for administering and enforcing the laws.
In the context of the ABC’s investigations, we have decided to highlight some of the most important cases that affect Australia.
The stories tell us about the people who are in charge of Australia and the decisions they make.
In many cases, the story is told from the perspective of the person who is most directly affected by the decisions that they make and the effect that they have on people’s lives.
Key findings and key points How does the Federal Constitution work?
The Constitution is the supreme law of Australia, meaning that the Government can’t change it.
What happens in the courts?
The Federal Court rules on cases that come before it.
It hears all appeals to the Federal courts, and it can be called upon to make decisions that affect the lives of Australians.
What are the roles and responsibilities of the judges?
The role of judges in the Australian legal system is very similar to the role that judges play in a US judicial system.
Judges must decide cases and make decisions about them.
The Federal courts have a broad portfolio of issues that are of relevance to a wide range of matters.
The courts are the final arbiters of law in Australia.
The judges can be appointed for any federal or state office, including the Federal Parliament.
There are also two separate categories of judges.
There is the Federal Supreme Court judge and there is the state court judge.
Both of these judges are appointed by the Governor-General.
How can I get involved in this story?
You can read more about our investigations into the role and role of Federal judges and see some of our other stories.
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