Constitution Act 1986

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Part 4
The Judiciary

23 Protection of Judges against removal from office
  • A Judge of the High Court shall not be removed from office except by the Sovereign or the Governor-General, acting upon an address of the House of Representatives, which address may be moved only on the grounds of that Judge's misbehaviour or of that Judge's incapacity to discharge the functions of that Judge's office.

    Compare: 1908 No 89 ss 7, 8, 9