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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2757


Senator MURPHY (New South WalesAttorneyGeneral) - I move:

Insert the following new clauses: 1 7d. ( 1 ) The Chief Judge is senior to all other Judges of the Court.

(2)   The Senior Judges have seniority next to the Chief Judge according to the dates on which their appointments as Senior Judges took effect.

(3)   Where, by reason of the fact that two or more commissions of appointment took effect on the same day. the foregoing provisions do not determine seniority between the Senior Judges appointed by those commissions, those Judges have such seniority in relation to each other as is assigned to them by the Governor-General. 1 7e. Whenever-

(a)   the Chief Judge is absent from Australia or from duty; or

(b)   there is a vacancy in the office of Chief Judge, the next senior Judge who is in Australia and is available and willing to do so shall perform the duties and may exercise the powers of the Chief Judge. 1 7f. (1 ) The Chief Judge shall receive salary at the rate of $3 1,450 a year and an annual allowance at the rate of $ 1, 750 a year.

(2)   Each Senior Judge shall receive salary at the rate of $29,250 a year and an annual allowance at the rate of $1,250.

(3)   Each other Judge shall receive salary at the rate of $25,000 a year and an annual allowance at the rate of $ 1, 200 a year.

(4)   The salary and annual allowances of the Judges accrue from day to day and are payable monthly.

(5)   A Judge shall be paid such other allowances as are prescribed.







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