Complaint Referral Process
We the People made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police
Dear Australian Federal Police,
I am seeking information in relation to the complaint referral process in relation to
the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Jurisdiction of the AFP to
accept any such referrals.
Does the Federal Circuit court refer 'complaints' from members of the
public or is there a process involving referrals to the AFP from the
If the answer is yes, how many investigation referrals/requests were sent to the AFP from the Court/Court Marshal/Court Registrar for the 17/18 and 18/19 financial years?.
What lawful capacity can they act?. Given that the Separation of Powers relies upon the all Courts being independent from the Government and as such it is not a Government Entity, Agency or Commonwealth Place. How can the AFP have any involvement without being in breach of their lawful jurisdiction?.
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Requesting information in relation to the complaint referral process in
regards to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the jurisdiction of
the AFP to accept any such referrals.
How many investigations referrals/requests were sent to the AFP from the
Court/Court Marshal/Court Registrar for the 17/19 and 18/19 financial
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