ACT Supreme Court Transfer Act 1992 (Cth)
This document, enacted on 17 June 1992, provides for the transfer of the ACT Supreme Court to the jurisdiction of the Territory on 1 July 1992.
The Act does not repeal the Commonwealth’s ACT Supreme Court Act 1933
but deems it an Act of the Territory’s Legislative Assembly and thus within ACT jurisdiction.
After the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988
established the ACT as a self-governing body, this Act was necessary to enable the ACT Assembly to make laws with respect to the Supreme Court
An ACT Court of Appeal was created in 2001, under Section 37E of the Supreme Court Act 1933
. The Court of Appeal sat for the first time in November 2002.
Although this Act transferred the ACT Supreme Court to the jurisdiction of the Territory, the Law Courts building
in Civic continues to be adorned with the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, prompting ongoing debate.
Halligan, John and Wettenhall, Roger (eds), A Decade of Self-Government in the ACT
, University of Canberra, Canberra, 2000.
|Long Title:||An Act to Provide for the Government of the Australian Capital Territory, and for related purposes (Act 49 of 1992)|
|No. of pages:||Cover + 14 pages |
|Measurements:||32 x 20.1 cm|
|Provenance:||House of Representatives|
|Features:||The Assent signature of the Governor-General Bill Hayden on page 13|
|Location:||Office of the Parliamentary Counsel|
|Reference:||NAA: A1559, 1992/49|