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Judges' Pensions Act 1961

Authoritative Version
  • - C1961A00013
  • No longer in force
Act No. 13 of 1961 as made
An Act to amend the Judges' Pensions Act 1948-1958.
Date of Assent 11 May 1961
Date of repeal 12 Oct 1968
Repealed by Repealed by Judges’ Pensions Act 1968



No. 13 of 1961.

An Act to amend the Judges’ Pensions Act 1948-1958.

[Assented to 11th May, 1961.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Judges’ Pensions Act 1961.

(2.)     The Judges’ Pensions Act 1948-1958, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Judges’ Pensions Act 1948-1961.


2.   This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3.   Section four of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1948-1958 is repealed and the following sections are inserted in its stead:—

Judges to whom Act applies.

“4.      This Act applies to—

(a) Justices of the High Court of Australia;


(b) Judges of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration;

(c) Judges of the Commonwealth Industrial Court;

(d) Judges of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy;

(e) Judges of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory; and

(f) Judges of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Service in more than one judicial office

“4a.—(1.) For the purposes of this Act, a Judge shall not be taken to have retired so long as he continues to hold any office as a Judge or any judicial office in relation to a Territory of the Commonwealth.

“(2.)    Where, during any period (whether before or after the commencement of this section), a person has been a Judge of more than one of the Courts referred to in the last preceding section, his service during that period shall be taken into account for the purposes of this Act in the same way as if, during that period, he had been a Judge of one only of those Courts.”.

Previous service as Judge of the Northern Territory.

4.        For the purposes of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1948-1961, service before the commencement of this Act as the Judge of the Northern Territory by virtue of an appointment under the Supreme Court Ordinance 1911-1961 shall be deemed to be service as a Judge to whom that Act applies.