This paper sets out ways in which the work of the High Court is political
and argues that the method by which appointments to it are made needs
to be re-examined to reflect this understanding of the Court. To this end
the issues of selection criteria and the process of appointment are
considered, noting how each is relevant to the need for public confidence
in the High Court. In Australia the question of criteria has traditionally
been dealt with by assuming that merit, which has remained...[Show more]
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