This story from the ABC a few days ago is a bit of a worry.
“A bill tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday would allow police to send people charged with minor offences straight to court.
Police would be able to hand out court attendance notices to offenders on-the-spot rather than spend time arguing the case for an appearance in front of a magistrate.
The Government says the new laws would save money and free up police.”
Will this free up resources or simply move the load on to the courts who will have to potentially weed through all these appearances to find legitimate cases?