The Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013 provides for the establishment of a Court of Appeal. If the amendment is passed in Referendum, the new Court of Appeal will hear appeals from the High Court, and the Supreme
Court will hear cases on appeal from the Court of Appeal and in exceptional circumstances from the High Court. There will be a strict test that is intended to ensure that only those cases that require to be determined by the Supreme Court are so determined.
The proposals contained in the Bill are based on the Report of the Working Group on a Court of Appeal which was published in 2009.Thirty-third Amendment of the Constitution (Court of Appeal) Bill 2013 as initiated and Explanatory Memorandum (PDF format)