The Canberra Times brings word on the neglect of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a crucial leg of the justice system.
- “Mr Drumgold said a trial lawyer in the ACT was paid less than half the salary of those doing the same job in NSW or Victoria.
”A Crown Prosecutor here standing with the wig on, arguing a case, is potentially getting paid less than the person sitting at the end of the bar table in NSW instructing their Crown prosecutor.”
Publicly available figures show that, while a senior Crown prosecutor in NSW or Victoria can earn more than $374,000 a year, the maximum an ACT prosecutor can earn is just under $105,000.”
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