The ABC has the shock news that the ACT’s outgoing Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill (Due to resign in month’s time) is to be investigated by the police:
Mr Corbell says the investigation is about the administration of justice but he will not provide any details about the case.
He says he was informed of the matter on October 23 and referred it to the Director of Public Prosecutions who in turn passed it onto police.
It has been reported that the investigation centres on a hearing that was aborted last week after a visiting Victorian magistrate revealed he had been given documents briefing him on the case.
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The cynical might wonder if this will stop the plain taking Chief Magistrate dropping a bucket on the executive arm of government during his swan song. We can only hope the motivations are more noble.