In a intriguing battle, it was reported earlier that Maria Doogan wil remain to conduct the coronial inquest.
No link as yet but Doogan 1- comrade nil
i’m sure this is not the last we’ll hear of this decision so expect to hear the angry voice and more grave concerns.
ED – Evictor sent in the following one minute after Thumper
So – Supreme Court has handed down decision. Appeal against Coroner Doogan has been dismissed – she is free to continue the enquiry into the bushfires.
Wonder what the Comrades reaction will be to this one … Federal Court maybe?
News will obviously be released shortly but it has definately happened.
UPDATED: ABC Online now has reportage.
In the 70-page finding the court states some of the grounds relied upon by the applicants provided no basis for any perception of bias at all.
The judgment is here.
While we’re on it can anyone explain why the Bushfire recovery task force appears to be sponsoring the SC’s front page?