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High Court of Australia: Highest court in Australia
The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia. It has both original and appellate jurisdiction, the power of judicial review over laws passed by the Parliament of Australia and the parliaments of the states, and the ability to interpret the Constitution of Australia and thereby shape the development of federalism in Australia.

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Prosecutors lodge High Court documents opposing appeal bid by George Pell

Prosecutors have lodged documents with the High Court as it considers an application by jailed Cardinal George Pell to appeal his child sex convictions.
SBS - Published

Gladys Liu election signage challenge heads to High Court

The High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, will on Wednesday provide directions in challenges to the election of Gladys Liu and Josh Frydenberg.
SBS - Published

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell appeals to Australia's High Court to overturn sex offense convictions

Lawyers for ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia's High Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys, the..
Reuters - Published

Josh Frydenberg, Gladys Liu face High Court challenges to election victories

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing two High Court challenges to his election, while a Victorian colleague is also being legally queried over her election.
SBS - Published

Treasurer, MP face High Court challenges

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing two High Court challenges to his election, while a Victorian colleague is also being legally queried over her election.
SBS - Published

From the archives, 1983: High Court stops Franklin River dam

On 1 July 1983, the High Court finds that Federal legislation stopping construction of the Franklin River dam in Tasmania was valid.
The Age - Published

Tamil family loses High Court appeal

The High Court of Australia has denied a Tamil asylum-seeker family's last-ditch bid to avoid deportation after their bridging visa expired.
SBS - Published

Palmer appeals to the High Court to change election day rules

Billionaire businessman and comeback candidate Clive Palmer wants to change the way Australian political tragics celebrate federal election night.
SBS - Published

High Court paves way for 'billions' in native title compensation

It is the most significant ruling on Indigenous land rights since the Mabo and Wik cases almost three decades ago.
The Age - Published

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