The ABC has a story on a second reprimand for Magistrate Maria Doogan, altering sentences after stuffups:
Justice Richard Refshauge said the Magistrate intended to impose a sentence of 48 months imprisonment, but she actually sentenced Elson to 30 months.
Justice Refshauge noted that bench sheets had been amended to show the correct sentence.
He said it was worrying that this appeared to be the second time the Magistrate had altered a sentence in her Chambers and called the amendment improper.
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Hopefully they can get it right in future. It’s only people’s lives.