Rule of Law

Australian democracy is underpinned by the ‘rule of law’. This means that all Australians are protected by the law and have access to the courts for justice. The rule of law also ensures that no-one is above the law, including the rulers.

This trail explores the history of the rule of law in Australia. It traces the development of Australia’s court system, and maps places associated with landmark decisions by the High Court of Australia.

The Museum of Australian Democracy would like to thank the High Court of Australia for its assistance in the development of this trail.

A message to Indigenous Australians
Visitors should be aware that this website includes images and names of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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