High Court of Australia

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The High Court of Australia is the highest authority in the Australian judicial system. It functions to interpret and apply the law of Australia.

It has original jurisdiction over:

  • Constitutional law
  • Federal Law
  • International law
  • Migration Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Legal action against a member of parliament (MP)
  • Legal action against the commonwealth or a person being sued on behalf of the commonwealth
  • Matters relating to any government official, or other representative, of another country
  • Issues between states; between residents of different states; or between a state and a resident of another state

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