The legal eagles are quite clear on how they feel about the process, closing thusly:
“The Government’s proposal to establish an ACT District Court was not submitted to the Supreme Court Working Group for consideration.”
Other ideas have met with approval though:
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The Law Society and Bar Association support the ACT Government’s proposals to increase the Magistrates Court’s civil jurisdiction to $100,000, to appoint a nine month acting Supreme Court judge, and to refurbish a Magistrates Court room for use as a jury room.