Back in December we ran this story on the somewhat controversial appointment of Hillary Penfold to the ACT Supreme Court.
It seems that there was more to it than we first suspected because local Bar Association President George Brzostowsk has come out with comments to the effect that her appointment wasnt quite as transparent as some others have been in the past. In this instance Attorney General Simon Corbell has seemingly neglected to consult the Law Society or The Chief Justice about the appointment. Or was it just a case of expediency to get a pro-govt justice on the bench? Make of that what you will.
[Ed. Not to be outdone, Zed Seselja has thrown in his 2c saying that the Legal Affairs Committee should choose judges.]