(1) The jurisdiction of the High Court to hear and determine appeals from:
(a) judgments of the Supreme Court of a State, whether given or pronounced in the exercise of federal jurisdiction or otherwise; or
(b) judgments of any other court of a State given or pronounced in the exercise of federal jurisdiction;
whether in civil or criminal matters, is subject to the exceptions and regulations prescribed by this section.
(2) An appeal shall not be brought from a judgment, whether final or interlocutory, referred to in subsection (1) unless the High Court gives special leave to appeal.
(5) The foregoing provisions of this section have effect subject to any special provision made by an Act other than this Act, whether passed before or after the commencement of this section, preventing or permitting appeals from the Supreme Courts of the States in particular matters.