The Canberra Times is carrying an interesting spray by the ACT’s Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill.
It seems that over the Christmas period the ACT public servants on whom the court relies to process bail applications all pissed off without leaving anyone in charge.
Something a competent Government should be able to stay on top of?
Or to be expected when illiterate dope growers are rising to executive positions?
UPDATED: The CT now has word from an angry John Hargreaves who doesn’t actually dispute the Chief Magistrate’s complaints. Rather Mr. Hargreaves has an interpretation of the separation of powers doctrine which requires judges to keep their traps shut.