The Justice Industry is mainly engaged in the operation or administration of judicial authorities or commissions, including civil and criminal courts, royal commissions and similarly constituted inquiries. It is also involved in creating case law through the judicial processes of civil, criminal and other court operations.
Primary operations include:
- Arbitration court
- Bankruptcy court
- Children’s court
- Conciliation and Arbitration Commission
- Industrial relations court
- Judicial authority (federal or state)
- Law court
- Royal commission
Career opportunities exist for judges, magistrates and court officers. Court officers have a wide and varied role. They are responsible for opening and closing court proceedings, calling witnesses to the stand, allocating court rooms, maintaining the security and comfort of jurors, keeping court records and attending judges and magistrates.
Based on the 2006 Census data, the Justice industry employed a total of 13,456. Of these, 10,050 were employed on a full-time basis and 2,462 on a part-time basis.