Gaetano (Tony) Pagone was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 21 June 2013 until 31 March 2018.Until 21 June 2013, he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in the Australian state of Victoria.
A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge is supposed to conduct the trial impartially and, typically, in an open court. The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the barristers or solicitors of the case, assesses the credibility and arguments of the parties, and then issues a ruling on the matter at hand based on his or her interpretation of the law and his or her own personal judgment. In some jurisdictions, the judge's powers may be shared with a jury. In inquisitorial systems of criminal investigation, a judge might also be an examining magistrate.
The Federal Court of Australia is an Australian superior court of record which has jurisdiction to deal with most civil disputes governed by federal law, along with some summary criminal matters. Cases are heard at first instance by single Judges. The Court includes an appeal division referred to as the Full Court comprising three Judges, the only avenue of appeal from which lies to the High Court of Australia. In the Australian court hierarchy, the Federal Court occupies a position equivalent to the Supreme Courts of each of the states and territories. In relation to the other Courts in the federal stream, it is equal to the Family Court of Australia, and superior to the Federal Circuit Court. It was established in 1976 by the Federal Court of Australia Act.
The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia. It was founded in 1852, and is a superior court of common law and equity, with unlimited jurisdiction within the state. Those courts lying below it include the County Court of Victoria and the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which is not a court, serves a judicial function. Above it lies the High Court of Australia. This places it around the middle of the Australian court hierarchy. The building itself is on the Victorian Heritage Register.
He completed secondary education at De La Salle College, Malvern and completed tertiary education at Monash University, graduating B.A., Dip.Ed., LL.B.In 1983, he obtained an LL.M. from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In 2001, he was awarded a Monash Distinguished Alumni Award.
De La Salle College is a Catholic private school for boys in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern. The college was founded in 1912 by the De La Salle Brothers, a religious order based on the teachings of Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, and is a member of the Associated Catholic Colleges. The college consists of two campuses both in Malvern. De La Salle’s sister school is Star of the Sea College
Malvern (/ˈmɔːlvən/) is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Malvern recorded a population of 10,066 at the 2016 Census.
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He was first appointed to the Supreme Court in 2001, and served until June 2002, when he took up the position of special counsel to the Commissioner of Taxation until December 2003. He was appointed to the Supreme Court again in May 2007, and was the judge in charge of the Commercial Court.He is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne.
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