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Name the current instrument that determines the salary of a Federal Court judge (other than the Chief Justice), and the quantum of that salary.

Suppose you are a barrister who has been contacted by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and asked whether you would be willing to accept a judicial appointment to the Federal Court of Australia. You currently earn a substantial income as a respected silk at the Sydney Bar, and you are concerned about how a judicial appointment might affect your future livelihood. You decide to do some research on the remuneration of judges. 1. Identify the statute that specifies the salary and allowances of judges of the Federal Court? (1 mark) 2. The law prevents the salary of a Federal Court judge from being reduced during his or her term of office. Identify two legal sources of this prohibition (2 marks). 3. What is the name of the body that….