The Supreme Court’s new ceremonial robes

New robes
New ceremonial robes for the justices of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued a press release displaying its new ceremonial robes.

The new robes are the product of a 3-2 split decision (majority Elias CJ and William Young and Ellen France JJ; Glazebrook and O’Regan JJ dissenting).

The shoulder patches are repurposed from All Blacks jerseys belonging to the injuncted 1985 team from the Finnigan case.  The trim of the robe is in a pattern of five different colours to symbolise the five different judgments in Vector Gas and Hamed v R, and the robes feature special Lodestar Stichting Stitching.

The fabric is from a couch that the Chief Justice saw in Harvey Norman.


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