The ABC brings word that High Court Chief Justice Robert French has let rip over his deteriorating and under-funded court house.
The fountains are silent, the building is closed to visitors on the weekend.
- “In the court’s annual report, Chief Justice French complains that the court’s funding is treated as that of a small executive agency rather than the third branch of Government as provided in the Constitution.
The judge says the court is operating in a building and surrounds that are deteriorating and which prevent full access for the public.
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He is calling for a comprehensive re-assessment of the of the court’s resources to put it on a proper financial footing.
No matter how it’s funded, the building will remain a testament to ugliness.