I was wary of visiting the High Court but was pleasantly surprised. There were very few visitors. The guides made a big effort to tailor their talk to fit the visitors without leaving anything out. It's quiet. The guides help you understand what happens in each courtroom. I feel I now better able to interpret some news items which concern... 更多
We visited on a freezing windy Sunday afternoon. There was 1 court room open and the public hall was being used by a choir and brass section for a recital. Most of building was shut off, so my thoughts about walking the flying walk ways were not possible, but the views across the lake were worthwhile and the music though... 更多
We visited the High Court in Canberra today as we had half an hour to fill in and it was interesting, quiet and free. The building wasn't overrun by school kids like many other attraction we have visited lately in Canberra. We sat in on a case for a little while to listen to the legal jargon, laugh at the... 更多
This is quite an impressive building. Once we had seen the courts inside though there was not much of interest for the kids. We thought it was pretty cool to see where laws are made but I think it was over their heads a bit. The staff were very informative and helpful - pointed us to a great coffee shop:)
What a lovely building - it didn't take us long to look around as the courts were not sitting (apparently they only sit for 2 weeks each month). It would be extremely interesting to visit when the courts are in session. But a lovely building, pity it is under-used!
The High Court is Australia's final court of appeal. Appeals can no longer be made to the Privy Council in London, so the buck ends with the High Court. The High Court also decides on constitutional questions. You can enter the court building, it is relatively new, it doesn't look much like you imagine superior court to be.
Visited the High Court building with no preconception and was so pleasantly surprised. It was so impressive. Court room one was open and the guide actually approached us to see if we would like a tour of the room. I think his name was Adam and was so informative and knowledgable. Can't speak highly enough of the guide's attentiveness and... 更多