Judicial activism means,it’s about the judicial system and not about politics, according to Justice Mark Gorton, a barrister and former president of the Court of Appeal.
In a speech on Friday, he said that, in the case of political activism, there was a distinction between freedom of expression and the exercise of a fundamental right such as free speech.
The Court of Appeals has ruled that the constitutional right to freedom of speech is not absolute.
“It’s about whether you are exercising freedom of conscience or freedom of thought,” Justice Gortons speech read.
He said the Supreme.
Court would be a tool to help protect and uphold that right.
On Thursday, Mr Turnbull said he would not rule out changing the Court’s name to The Australian.
However, he added that the Government would continue to use its name for all public organisations.
It would be the first time the name of a judicial body has been changed.
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