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New name for Federal Magistrates Court revealed.

New name for Federal Magistrates Court revealed.

The Federal Magistrates Court will soon become the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the title of Federal Magistrate will be renamed Judge to better reflect their important role in Australias judicial system.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced the change today as part of the governments ongoing court reform to provide greater certainty around the responsibilities and role of each of the federal courts.
Ms Roxon said
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia better reflects the Courts modern role in the federal judicial system and its accessibility for all court users
The new name for the Court also highlights the important service it provides to rural and regional communities through its program of regular court circuits.

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