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JUDICIARY ACT 1903 - SECT 77D

Juries

  (1)   Subject to subsection   (4) and to any other law of the Commonwealth, the laws in force in a State or Territory relating to:

  (a)   the qualification of jurors;

  (b)   the preparation of jury lists and jury panels;

  (c)   the summoning, attendance and impanelling of juries;

  (d)   the number of jurors;

  (e)   the right of challenge;

  (f)   the discharge of juries;

  (g)   the disagreement of jurors;

  (h)   the remuneration of jurors; and

  (j)   other matters concerning jurors after they have been summoned, appointed or sworn;

that apply for the purposes of the trial of civil proceedings in the Supreme Court of that State or Territory extend and shall be applied in civil matters in which a trial is had with a jury in the High Court in that State or Territory.

  (2)   Subject to subsection   (4) and to any other law of the Commonwealth, the laws in force in a State or Territory relating to the matters mentioned in paragraphs   (1)(a) to (j), inclusive, that apply for the purposes of the trial of criminal matters in the Supreme Court of that State or Territory extend and shall be applied in the trial of indictable offences in the High Court in that State or Territory.

  (3)   For the purposes of a trial of a civil or criminal matter in the High Court in a State or Territory as mentioned in subsection   (1) or (2), the lists of jurors made for the purposes of the Supreme Court of the State or Territory shall be deemed to have been made as well for the purposes of the High Court.

  (4)   The precept for a jury shall be issued by the Registrar or such other officer of the High Court as the Court directs, and the Marshal shall prepare the jury panels and summon jurors.

  (5)   An officer of a State or Territory who has the custody of a jury list shall furnish a copy of the list to the proper officer of the Commonwealth on demand and on payment of a reasonable fee.


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