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The Local Court is presided over by judges, each judge was a senior lawyer before their appointment and had significant experience in the law. Judges of the Local Court also have different duties as Coroner, Youth Justice Judges and Judges of the Work Health Court.

 

 

Process for the Appointment of Judicial Officers in the Northern Territory

 

Judges

Appointment date

Venue (usual)

Chief Judge Dr John LOWNDES

10/01/1990

Darwin

Deputy Chief Judge Elizabeth MORRIS

12/04/2010

Darwin

Greg CAVANAGH
(Coroner)

2/09/1996

Darwin

 John BIRCH
(Managing Judge Alice Springs)

6/03/2000

Alice Springs

Greg SMITH
(Managing Judge Children’s Court)

14/12/2009

Darwin Children’s Court TCG Centre

John NEILL
(Managing Judge Work Health Court)

25/01/2010

Darwin

David BAMBER

26/04/2005

Alice Springs

Greg BORCHERS

20/11/2006

Alice Springs

Tanya FONG LIM

23/11/2009

Darwin

Elisabeth ARMITAGE

25/03/2013

Darwin

Alan WOODCOCK

31/08/2015

Darwin

Sarah MCNAMARA

13/03/2017

Alice Springs

Greg MACDONALD

31/07/2017

Darwin

Therese AUSTIN

13/08/2018

Darwin