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Agency ID11852
TitleDistrict Court, Stanthorpe
Agency TypeDistrict Court
Start Date 21/3/1959
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

District Courts deal with serious indictable offences and civil disputes

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 21/3/1959 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 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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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
2122Circuit Court, Stanthorpe
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Subsequent Agencies

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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11853Children's Court, StanthorpeCourt, Stanthorpe
11850Court of Petty Sessions, StanthorpeCourt, Stanthorpe
7001Magistrates Court, StanthorpeCourt, Stanthorpe
11851Small Debts Court, StanthorpeCourt, Stanthorpe
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CC, No. 84, p. 1703
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CC, No., 95, p. 1848
Queensland Government Gazette 1961, Vol CCVI, No.152, p.2314
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Establishing District Courts Act 1958
Abolishing N/A
Administered District Courts Act 1958
District Court Act of Queensland 1967
District Court Regulation 1993
District Court Regulation 2005
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District Courts were originally established by "The District Court Act of 1858" with the Governor-in-Council empowered to appoint districts. District Court jurisdiction continued until 1922 when, under the "Supreme Court Act 1921", District Courts were abolished. However, in 1959 District Courts were reintroduced under the "District Courts Act 1958" and Stanthorpe was proclaimed a place to hold a District Court on 21 March 1959, and a District Court judge was assigned on 2 April 1959.

Under the District Court of Queensland Act 1967, the District Court generally holds criminal jurisdiction for cases where the maximum term of imprisonment does not exceed 14 years; civil jurisdicion concerning claims between $50,000 and $250,000; hears appeals from Magistrates Courts. Appeals from the District Court may be made to the Court of Appeal.

The Children's Court of Queensland, and the Planning and Environment Court are District Courts.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11852, District Court, Stanthorpe
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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