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Directions/Other as made
This instrument updates the Directions made in 1995 by the Chief Executive and Principal Registrar pursuant to subsection 19(2) of the High Court of Australia Act 1979.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 01 Dec 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2011
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2011

HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

I, Andrew Phelan, Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia, acting on behalf of the Court pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by sub-section 19(2) of the High Court of Australia Act 1979 for the purposes of regulating the conduct of persons in and on the High Court of Australia Building and Precincts, hereby give the Directions set out hereunder.

 

DATED at Canberra this 29th day of November 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

(Andrew Phelan)

Chief Executive and Principal Registrar

 

 

HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

BUILDING AND PRECINCTS DIRECTIONS FOR REGULATING

THE CONDUCT OF PERSONS

 

Table of Directions

 

               (1)                        Citation

               (2)                        Interpretation

               (3)                        Parking and Vehicular Traffic

               (4)                        Conduct of Persons

               (5)                        Power to request belongings be cloaked or left

               (6)                        Powers where Directions may have been contravened

               (7)                        Power to dispose of objects

 

Directions

 

1.                  These Directions may be cited as the High Court of Australia Building and Precincts Directions for Regulating the Conduct of Persons.

 

2.                  In these Directions, unless a contrary intention appears:

 

(1)               “the building” means the Court building erected on Block 8 Section 28 Division of Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, as shown in Schedule A and includes the staff car park, the visitors’ car park and the adjacent prototype building.

 

(2)               “the Cafeteria” means that area reserved for the service of food, beverages and liquor to the general public located on Level 1 of the building.

 

(3)               “the Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia.

 

(4)               “the Court” means the High Court of Australia.

 

(5)               “courtroom” means a courtroom within the building.

 

(6)               “the precincts” means the area surrounding the building having the boundaries shown in Schedule A.

 

(7)               “the public areas” means the precincts and those areas of the building accessible and open to the general public from time to time comprising:

 

(i)            the entrances and public galleries of courtrooms 1,2 and 3;

(ii)          the Cafeteria;

(iii)         the public halls, ramps and walkways from ground level to Level 4; and

(iv)        the visitors’ car park.

 

(8)               “the staff car park” means the car park enclosure under the northern end of the forecourt.

 

(9)               “the visitors’ car park” means the car park enclosure under the southern end of the forecourt.

 

3.                  A person, being the driver of or being in control of a motor vehicle -

 

(1)               having been requested by the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive to remove that vehicle from the staff car park or the visitors’ park, shall comply forthwith with that request;

 

(2)               shall not cause or permit that vehicle to exceed a speed of ten kilometres per hour within the staff car park or the visitors’ car park;

 

(3)               shall not, without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive, cause or permit that vehicle to enter upon, pass over, or remain in any part of the building or the precincts not designated for the passage or parking of motor vehicles;

 

(4)               being a vehicle which, by reason of its state of serviceability or by reason of materials or substances carried in or upon it, is likely in the opinion of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive to cause injury or damage to any person or property, shall upon being so requested by the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive remove that vehicle forthwith from the building or the precincts as the case may be.

 

4.                  A person shall not:

 

                           (1)            behave in a disorderly or offensive manner within the building or the precincts; or

 

                           (2)            without lawful excuse interfere with, damage or destroy any tree, plant, grass, building or other property within the building or the precincts; or

 

                           (3)            consume any food, beverage (other than water) or liquor within the public areas of the building (other than the Cafeteria) without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive; or

 

                           (4)            bring any food, beverage or liquor into a courtroom in which a matter is proceeding or is about to commence; or

 

                           (5)            consume or have any illegal substance in his or her possession within the building or the precincts; or

 

                           (6)            cause any animal (other than an Assistance Animal accompanying a person with a disability) to enter the building without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive ; or

 

                           (7)            bring into or possess within the building or the precincts any firearm, explosive substance or offensive weapon; or

 

                           (8)            bring any camera, video or sound recording device, mobile telephone, radio, transmitter or computer with transmitting capability into a courtroom in which a matter is proceeding or is about to commence; or

 

                           (9)            use any camera or video or sound recording device for commercial purposes within the building without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive ; or

 

                       (10)            smoke anywhere within the building; or

 

                       (11)            light any fire or deposit any litter or create any nuisance within the building or the precincts; or

 

                       (12)            play any musical instrument within the public areas of the building without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive; or

 

                       (13)            fail or neglect forthwith to comply with any reasonable direction or requirement of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive; or

 

                       (14)            without reasonable excuse enter or go upon any part of the building or the precincts not being part of the public areas or as to which a notice is exhibited or a barrier is erected indicating that admittance is prohibited or restricted; or

 

                       (15)            offer any goods or article for sale within the building or the precincts (other than in the Cafeteria) without the permission of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive; or

 

                       (16)            display any sign, poster or image within the building without the prior approval of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive; or

 

                       (17)            conduct or participate in any public protest or assembly within the building without the prior approval of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive.

 

5.                  When so requested by the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive, a person must cloak or leave belongings at a place specified by the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive.

 

6.                  Any person within the building or the precincts in respect of whom the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive has reasonable grounds to believe to have contravened or to be about to contravene a provision of these Directions shall, when so requested by the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive:

 

(1)               forthwith state his or her name and residential address and provide evidence of his or her identity;

 

(2)               provide the reason for his or her being in the building or precincts;

 

(3)               cease any behaviour contravening these Directions;

 

(4)               submit to a search of his or her belongings and the seizure of any object, substance or thing used or reasonably suspected to be intended to be used in the contravention of any provision of these Directions; and

 

(5)               forthwith depart from the building and the precincts.

 

7.                  The Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive may remove or dispose of any object, substance, animal or thing:

 

                           (1)            not lawfully situated within the building or the precincts; or

 

                           (2)            likely in the opinion of the Chief Executive or a person authorised by the Chief Executive to cause injury or damage to any person or property.