- Alternative Names
- Federal Magistrates Court of Australia
Formerly known as the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia is an independent federal court under the Australian Constitution which was established by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (formerly the Federal Magistrates Act). The jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court broadly includes family law and child support, administrative law, admiralty law, bankruptcy, copyright, human rights, industrial law, migration, privacy and trade practices. The first chief magistrate of the Federal Circuit Court was the Hon. Diana Bryant AO, the current Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'About the Federal Circuit Court', http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/about/about-fcc, accessed online 17 August 2016; Wikipedia contributors, "Federal Circuit Court of Australia," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Federal_Circuit_Court_of_Australia&oldid=732833390 (accessed August 17, 2016).