During May and June 2023 the Queensland Court of Appeal will undertake judicial exchanges with both the South Australian Court of Appeal and the Western Australian Court of Appeal.
It is the first judicial exchange between the Queensland and South Australian jurisdictions, and the fourth exchange between the Queensland and Western Australian jurisdictions.
The Supreme Court of Queensland’s Judicial Exchange Program commenced in 2019 as an opportunity for appellate judges to examine practices for listing, managing and hearing appeals in other state jurisdictions through first-hand experience of sitting in those jurisdictions and also sitting with judges from other jurisdictions in Queensland.
It is a practical means for professional development of appellate judges, as well as improving efficiencies in the administration of the appellate jurisdiction, to the benefit of the courts involved in the exchange, court users and the community more broadly.
From 29 May to 9 June, Justice Livesey, President of the Court of Appeal of South Australia, will act as a Judge of Appeal in Queensland.
During this time Justice Dalton, Judge of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Queensland, will sit on appellate matters in the Supreme Court of South Australia.