Statement from the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

  6 November 2023    Statement from the Honourable Chris Kourakis in relation to a Practice Note about pronunciation of names and gender pronouns: “Unfortunately, Ms Rowling has misunderstood the protocol. It does no more than allow lawyers and others to inform the court of the correct pronunciation of their name and their preferred gender [...]

2023-11-07T07:48:47+10:30November 6th, 2023|

Courts issue a Practice Note about pronunciation of names and gender pronouns

  1 November 2023  Courts issue a Practice Note about pronunciation of names and gender pronouns  The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today issued a Practice Note about pronunciation of names and gender pronouns. The Supreme Court, District Court, Environment, Resources and Development Court, Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Coroners Court [...]

2023-11-01T16:17:50+10:30November 1st, 2023|

Court operating hours from 22 December 2023

  1 November 2023   Supreme, District and Environment, Resources and Development Court Registry The registry in the Sir Samuel Way building will close at 4.30pm on Friday, 22 December 2023. The registry will re-open on Tuesday, 2 January 2024. Supreme Court Probate Registry The Probate Registry will close at 12pm on Friday, 22 December 2023 [...]

2023-11-01T12:05:06+10:30November 1st, 2023|

Appointment of Senior Counsel

  31 August 2023   The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today on behalf of the Judges of the Supreme Court announced the appointment of four new Senior Counsel.  The appointments were made after wide consultation with the judicial officers of the State, the senior law officers of the State and [...]

2023-09-04T14:19:48+09:30August 31st, 2023|

Opening ceremony for Nunga Court in Port Lincoln

24  August 2023 Today a ceremony was held to mark the opening of the Nunga Court in the Port Lincoln Magistrates Court. It is the first new Nunga Court constituted since the Court was enshrined in law, which came into effect on 1 March 2023. There was significant support for a Nunga Court at Port [...]

2023-08-24T12:04:12+09:30August 24th, 2023|

Statements from the Honourable Chris Kourakis Chief Justice of South Australia, His Honour Chief Judge Michael Evans District Court of South Australia, and State Courts Administrator Ms Penny Croser.

A Statement from Chief Judge Michael Evans Judge Timothy Heffernan, who was the subject of a complaint about his conduct and referral to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner, has resigned from the Office of Judge of the District Court, Licensing Court and Environment, Resources and Development Court, effective from 17 May 2023.  As the Judge is [...]

2023-05-23T14:55:19+09:30May 23rd, 2023|

State Coroner issues public warning about hookah systems

  1 March 2023    The South Australian State Coroner, David Whittle, has recently recorded a finding that a 31-year-old man died of ‘carbon monoxide toxicity with drowning.’ The man was diving with friends from a boat, using a type of surface supplied breathing apparatus commonly known as a hookah, which supplies air to a [...]

2023-03-01T12:50:31+10:30March 1st, 2023|

A statement from the Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia

    17 November 2022 Judicial Officers are subject to the laws and standards of acceptable behaviour which are equally applicable to all.  Everyone has a right to a safe workplace.  Power imbalances must be guarded against.  Bullying, harassment, discrimination or victimisation of any kind cannot be tolerated.  Workplace cultures which support employees to speak [...]

2022-11-17T14:38:59+10:30November 17th, 2022|

Appointment of Senior Counsel

  8 September 2022 The Honourable Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, has today on behalf of the Judges of the Supreme Court announced the appointment of six new Senior Counsel.  The appointments were made after wide consultation with the judicial officers of the State, the senior law officers of the State and the [...]

2022-09-08T12:26:18+09:30September 8th, 2022|