- “During the interview, Mr Corbell said that Corrective Services and the Police were investigating the incident,” said Mrs Dunne.
“However, he also made statements that could prejudice the court case that will be brought against the detainees.
“One of the great maxims of our legal system is the presumption of innocence until a proof of guilt can be established beyond reasonable doubt.
“What we have here, though, is the Attorney-General, the first law officer in the ACT, publicly stating his views on the guilt of the two detainees. Not only that, he presumed his views were also those of the government and Corrective Services.
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With a heavy heart I wonder if anyone still cares about the presumption of innocence?