There are many opinions regarding the role of the judge in judicial decisions, both from commentators, and from the justices themselves. In a recent address Justice Michael Kirby assessed changes in judicial reasoning, and the current backdrop of judicial reasoning within the High Court. He noted a need for judicial activism and for the High Court to consider policy principle and rules to ensure that laws are interpreted in ways that meet the needs of the community they serve.
"Rule of law, separation of powers and judicial decision making in Australia- Part 2,"
The National Legal Eagle:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol11/iss2/6