Acting and Additional Judges
Under section 4B of the Supreme Court Act 1933 the Executive may appoint acting judges to assist in the work of the Court. Appointment for acting judges may only be for periods of up to 12 months. Acting judges exercise the same powers and jurisdiction as resident judges.
To be considered for appointment, the person must have been a judge of a superior court of record of either the Commonwealth or a State, a judge of the Supreme Court or a legal practitioner for not less than 5 years.
Current Acting Judges
The Honourable Acting Justice Linda Ashford
The Honourable Acting Justice Stephen Walmsley
The Honourable Acting Justice David Robinson SC
The Honourable Acting Justice Robert Crowe SC
The Honourable Acting Justice Peter Berman
The Honourable Acting Justice Audrey Balla
The Honourable Acting Justice Richard Refshauge
Under section 4A of the Supreme Court Act 1933 the ACT Executive may appoint judges from other superior Australian courts to be additional judges of the Court.
The current additional judges of the Court are either judges of the Federal Court of Australia or judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The Court traditionally has had close links with the Federal Court as prior to ACT self government judges of the Supreme Court were also appointed to the Federal Court.
Sub-section 4A(2) of the Supreme Court Act 1933 states that an additional judge’s appointment to the Court ceases when the judge’s appointment to his or her primary court ceases. Additional judges have the same powers and jurisdiction as resident judges.
Additional Judges from the Federal Court of Australia in order of seniority
The Honourable Justice Steven David Rares
The Honourable Justice Anthony James Besanko
The Honourable Justice Jayne Margaret Jagot
The Honourable Justice Lindsay Graeme Foster
The Honourable Justice Anna Judith Katzmann
The Honourable Justice Michael Andrew Wigney
The Honourable Justice Iain James Kerr Ross AO
The Honourable Justice Melissa Anne Perry
The Honourable Justice Darryl Cameron Rangiah
The Honourable Justice Berna Joan Collier
The Honourable Justice Robert James Bromwich
The Honourable Justice Natalie Charlesworth
The Honourable Justice Katrina Banks-Smith
The Honourable Justice Michael Lee
The Honourable Justice Thomas Thawley
The Honourable Justice Michael Wheelahan
The Honourable Justice Paul Anastassiou
The Honourable Justice Angus Stewart
The Honourable Justice Michael O'Bryan
The Honourable Justice Stewart Anderson
The Honourable Justice Wendy Abraham
Additional Judges from the Supreme Court of Victoria in order of seniority
The Honourable Robert Stanley Osborn
The Honourable Simon Paul Whelan
The Honourable Phillip Geoffrey Priest
The Honourable Stephen Williams Kaye AM