The Federation Press

Reshaping the Judiciary


Reshaping the Judiciary is a special issue (Volume 18 No 1) of the journal Law in Context.


A refreshing perspective on the state of judicial independence and accountability in Australia. If Senator Heffernan has left you feeling that we all need a little more rigour in our approach to understanding and talking about our judges and how they go about their business, then this collection of essays is an excellent starting point. - NSW Bar News, Winter 2002

Table of Contents

Citizenship Theory and the Public Confidence Rationale for the Bias Rule
Margaret Allars

My People’s Courts as Agents of Indigenous Decolonisation?
Peter H Russell

Can Public Sector Approaches to Accountability be Applied to the Judiciary
Elizabeth Handsley

The Judicial Commission of NSW: Treading a Fine Line between Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability
Ivan Potas

The Magistracy: The Undervalued Work-horse of the Court System
John Willis

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