Federal Court of Australia: Arrangements for the National Day of Mourning Public Holiday


The Chief Justice has released the following memorandum today.

The Prime Minister’s media release of Sunday, 11 September 2022 advised that Thursday, 22 September 2022 will be a public holiday to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The court will not be sitting next Thursday unless a matter cannot be rescheduled and is of such urgency or necessity that would require a sitting on a public holiday. Any decision to sit will be made by the docket judge or the judges of a Full Bench after consultation with the National Operations Registrar and the Chief Justice. If a party has any doubt as to their matter, enquiries should be made of the docket judge or the National Operations Registrar.

Duty judges and duty registrars will remain available for urgent applications.

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