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					The Court (Judiciary) Hierarchy
Full Court of the High Court (Up to 7 Judges and last avenue of appeal) Federal Court of Australia Mainly Industrial Matters

FEDERAL COURTS
High Court of Australia (Single Judge) Family court of Australia

Supreme Court NSW Court of Appeal / Court of Criminal Appeal 3 – 5 Judges

NSW STATE COURTS

Supreme Court (Single Judge with Jury)

District Court Single Judge – Jury when required. E.g. Parramatta

Children’s Court

Local Court Magistrate No Jury. E.g. Ryde and Hornsby

Coroner’s Court e.g. Westmead, Glebe

THE STRUCTURE OF APPEALS IN NSW AND THE COURT STRUCTURE

Court Structure Activity – state in which court would the following cases be heard 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Mark Gasnier has been charged with speeding (120km / hr) in a built up zone. ____________________ Bert has been charged with the murder of Ernie. ________________________ A drunk and disorderly charge for Cookie Monster ________________________ Steve Waugh making an appeal after losing his case in the NSW Supreme Court. __________________ An appeal by Homer against a magistrate’s decision concerning the theft of an IPOD. ______________ A civil case where Ricky Ponting is being sued for unpaid rent of $650. ___________________ An investigation into a suspicious death. ________________________ A theft charge against Bart Simpson (under 18) for a video game worth $150. _________________ A civil case where Sonny Bill Williams is being sued for breach of contract for up to $2 million. ___________________ A dispute between separated couple over the custody of their children. __________________ A conflict between the federal and State governments over constitutional powers regarding industrial relations in Australia. ______________________ Akon is charged with indecent exposure. _______________________ A trial involving John related to armed robbery. _________________________ A civil dispute in which one party is suing another for negligence for $85 000. ___________________ A preliminary (committal) hearing into a sexual assault case. __________________


				
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