On 7 February 2017, the Federal Court of Australia celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its first sitting on 7 February 1977.
The Archivist’s picks include:
- MH Byers QC and PB Toose QC, “The Necessity for a New Federal Court (A Survey of the Federal Court System in Australia)” (1963) 36 ALJ 308
- NH Bowen, “Some Aspects of the Commonwealth Superior Court Proposal” (1967) 41 ALJ 336
These seminal articles provide unique and fascinating insights into the context and dialogue around the need for a federal court, and the mission and purpose of such a court, under the Australian Constitution and in the administration of Australian law and justice.