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:
- Family Court of Australia
- Federal Circuit Court of Australia
- Federal Court of Australia
- High Court of Australia
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.