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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 362

(Question No. 310)


Senator Reid asked the Minister representing the Attorney-Gerneral, upon notice, on 21 May 1985:

(1) Which Federal Judges were also members of the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court at 1 July 1984 (excluding resident ACT Supreme Court Judges).

(2) Which of the Federal Judges referred to in (1) above have sat in the ACT Supreme Court since 1 July 1984.

(3) On what dates did each Federal Court Judge referred to in (1) above sit in the ACT Supreme Court.

(4) On each occasion referred to in (3) above, how much notice of the Judge's availability was given to the Registrar of the ACT Supreme Court.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Attorney- General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The Hon. Sir Reginald Smithers, The Hon. Sir Edward Woodward, O.B.E., The Hon. Mr Justice R. J. A. Franki, The Hon. Mr Justice P. G. Evatt, D.S.C., The Hon. Mr Justice R. J. B. St John, The Hon. Mr Justice R. M. Northrop, The Hon. Mr Justice J. D. Davies, The Hon. Mr Justice J. S. Lockhart, The Hon. Mr Justice D. G. P. McGregor, The Hon. Mr Justice I. F. Sheppard, The Hon. Mr Justice T. R. Morling, The Hon. Mr Justice K. J. Jenkinson, The Hon. Mr Justice B. A. Beaumont.

(2) and (3) The Registrar of the ACT Supreme Court has advised that during the period from 1 July 1984 to 31 May 1985 the following Federal Court Judges sat in the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court on the dates indicated:

1984

1985

McGregor J.

July 2,3; 16-19

Feb. 5,8,13 (in Sydney)

Aug.4,5;

Apr. 19;

Sep. 24, 25 (in Sydney);

May 20-24; 27-29;

Nov. 26-28

Dec. 5;

Dec. 7 (in Sydney);

Davies J.

July 23-26; 30, 31;

Aug. 1-3

Oct 2,3; 11; 19;

Nov 4;

Dec 14, 21;

Lockhart J.

Aug. 1, 2, (in Sydney);

Aug. 14 (in Melbourne);

Morling J.

Aug. 7;

Sep 28;

Mar 28;

Beaumont J.

Feb 12 (in Sydney);

Apr 22 (in Sydney);

Sheppard J.

Feb 11 (in Sydney);

Mar 1 (in Sydney);

Apr 19 (in Sydney);

May 10 (in Sydney);

May 31 (in Sydney);

St John J.

Mar 4-6

Jenkinson J.

Mar 11-14;

May 27-31

(4) The Registrar of the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court has advised that no records are kept on the length of notice of a Judge's availability.