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Judicial reforms pass the Assembly

SIMON Corbell has announced a raft of changes passed in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, he says they are intended to increase efficiency in the ACT’s judicial system and improve the community’s access to justice. “The Courts Legislation Amendment Bill amends a number of different Acts and supplements other measures recently put in place to streamline […]

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Simon Corbell attempts to validate the Supreme Court’s Eastman deliberations

SIMON Corbell has announced amendments to the Crimes Act 1900 to confirm a recent Supreme Court decision that the court can receive submissions in considering a report on an inquiry into convictions. The amendments also reflect the court’s finding that consideration of a report is a judicial process. The amendments are framed to commence from […]

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New judicial appointments

SIMON Corbell has announced a slew of appointments to the ACT’s benches. Stephen Walmsley, Linda Ashford, Dennis Cowdroy and David Robinson have been appointed as acting judges to the ACT Supreme Court. Margaret Hunter OAM and Dominic Mulligan, are new appointments as special magistrates while Maria Doogan and Kenneth Cush have been reappointed in that […]

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Opposition to push for 5th judge

ACT Shadow Attorney-General Zed Seselja will introduce legislation on Wednesday for the appointment of a fifth judge to the Supreme Court, to address what he calls “massive delays” in the ACT legal system. Mr Seselja says The ACT Law Society wrote to the ACT Government and the Opposition in April calling for the appointment of a fifth judge. […]

New Master of the Supreme Court, David Mossop.

Mossop appointed to Supreme Court

  MAGISTRATE David Mossop has been appointed master of the Supreme Court of the ACT. Mr Mossop was a barrister in private practice for 14 years, before being appointed to the Magistrate’s Court in late 2011. During his career as a barrister, his areas of practice included constitutional law, commercial law, administrative law, tenancy law, corporations law, […]

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Court blitz clears legal backlog

A BACKLOG of cases in the ACT Supreme Court have been cleared following a 12-week judicial “blitz”. The “blitz‟ brought forward a pool of civil and criminal matters for two six-week periods starting in April. The Government provided additional funding of $1.2m for the appointment of two acting judges and support staff in the court, […]