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Agency ID11688
TitleSupreme Court, Court of Appeal
Agency TypeSupreme Court
Start Date 14/12/1991
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Queensland; the Court of Appeal is the highest court of appeal in civil and criminal cases

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
100Department of Justice (II) 14/12/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Subordinate Legislation 1991 No. 173, Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991, gazetted in Queensland Government Gazette, Vol. CCXCVIII, No. 105, 14 Dec 1991, p. 1973.
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Information Sources

Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2013
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999
Civil Proceedings Act 2011
Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991
Criminal Code Act 1899
Criminal Practice Rules 1999
Court of Appeal Website accessed 4 August 2015.
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Establishing Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991
Abolishing N/A
Administered N/A
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Under the "Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991", proclaimed on 14 December 1991, the Full Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal became the Court of Appeal, a division of the Supreme Court.

The Court of Appeal hears all appeals, both civil and criminal, from the Supreme and District Courts, and many tribunals. The court deals only with the subject of the appeal, considers the grounds of appeal and makes a judgment. The court does not hear entire cases nor have a jury.

The Court of Appeal can either dismiss the appeal and uphold the decision of a lower court or tribunal, or; allow the appeal, set aside the decision of the lower court and, either order a retrial, or, make a different order in its place.

The President of the Court of Appeal is responsible for its administration. The Court of Appeal is made up of three to five judges of the Supreme Court.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11688, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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