Governance remains on the radar

Galloway, Kate (2015) Governance remains on the radar. Alternative Law Journal, 40 (2). p. 140.

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[Extract] The controversy surrounding the appointment of Queensland's new Chief Justice continues. In his valedictory speech, retiring judge Alan Wilson indicated that the Court was suffering from a 'lack of leadership'. Of note, he indicated that the Chief Justice had sacked Justice Byrne as Chief Judge Administrator — an event that had been protested and subsequently reversed. Further, he alleged that the Chief Justice had sought to 'contest the automatic operation of [a] protocol' for the constitution of the Court of Disputed Returns, 'in the teeth of a possible contest about the outcome of the election in Ferny Grove'. Reports have also emerged about the Chief Justice's workload, suggesting that he is allocated many fewer sitting days than his predecessor. While there is no question as to ongoing competent administration of justice in Queensland, the apparent unhappiness of the bench and the unsettling allegations inevitably cast a shadow.

Item ID: 42378
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1037-969X
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 01:02
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180120 Legal Institutions (incl Courts and Justice Systems) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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