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Court appointments

As the nation's first law officer, the Attorney-General is responsible for recommending judicial appointments to the Australian Government.

This includes appointments to the:

Requisite qualities for appointment

To be eligible for appointment as a Federal Court, Family Court or Federal Circuit Court judge, a person must have been enrolled as a legal practitioner of the High Court or a Supreme Court of a state or territory for at least five years.

To be eligible for appointment as a Family Court judge a person must also by reason of training, experience and personality, be a person suitable to deal with matters of family law.