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The High Court

There is a debate in the community about the role of the High Court.

There is a need for greater understanding in the community of the role of the judiciary.

Mr Borbidge has contributed to the current debate.

At this stage, I am not going to comment on the specific options raised by Mr Borbidge.

I am committed to extensive consultation with the States and Territories on the appointment of High Court judges.

In a democratic society, the independence of the judiciary is crucial to the stability to our system of Government

Media contacts:

Megan Bonny, Office of Attorney-General, 06 277 7300

Jack Woodforde, Attorney-General's Deptartment, 06 250 6512