I liked that it turns out the Coroner was not unduly mean to RiotACT favourite, and footwear fiend, Marika Harvey.
The Chief Minister’s obstinacy is always to be admired.
He was surprised by the decision of the court not to disqualify Mrs Doogan.
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“Everyone has the right to have their concerns heard and their reputations protected. The ACT Government has had real concerns regarding the conduct of the bushfire inquest
Our Brave Leader has much to be concerned about.
UPDATED: The Chief Minister’s media release on this subject is illuminating:
accepted the ACT Supreme Court’s decision that the timing of the Government’s application to have Coroner Maria Doogan disqualified from the bushfire inquest was premature and should have awaited notice of the Coroner’s potential findings.
Sounds like a man planning another trip around.
FURTHER UPDATE: Bill Stefaniak has pushed out a media release inquiring as to Mr. Stanhope’s plans.
The call follows a reluctance on the part of Mr Stanhope to categorically rule out involvement in an appeal, instead the first law officer of the ACT has repeatedly said he’ll wait for legal advice to see if it suggests the Full Bench decision was ‘flawed’ or ‘nonsense’.
“I would have thought the first law officer of this Territory had an obligation to support the legal system and decisions made within it, rather than questioning its judgements,”