Australia enjoys a high-quality judiciary. However, it lacks a well-developed system for dealing with complaints about judicial misconduct. Until the passing of the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity Act in 2012, the process was generally informal. This legislation introduced a more formal process for dealing with judicial complaints. This chapter reviews the challenges with judicial misconduct in Australia, analyzes the systems in place for dealing with such misconduct, and argues that further development of these systems is necessary for consistency across Australia.
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