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Simon starts thinking about court security

By johnboy - 16 September 2010 11

Simon Corbell has announced that he is making “moves” to “address” court security.

Which, for new players, means he hasn’t even begun to do anything yet.

But here’s some of the things he’s thinking about:

Mr Corbell said the Government would look at a range of options, including the introduction of clear powers to detain and remove people from court rooms, extra security staff, and potential physical separation measures such as docks for the accused.

“I have sought advice from my department about how security can be improved to ensure the safety of judges, magistrates, prosecutors and other legal personnel as well as witnesses and the accused,” Mr Corbell said.

One supposes that it all has to start somewhere.

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11 Responses to
Simon starts thinking about court security
Monster of the Deep 12:50 pm 19 Sep 10

Lol! What is this I don’t even.

Bravo, Cleo.

cleo 12:40 am 19 Sep 10

Monster of the
Deep

That was a nonsensical comment you make, maybe you should be in court and put yourself in a position where it is unsafe with with a violent criminal, you really don’t know what you are talking about, take your rose coloured glasses off!

cleo 12:36 am 19 Sep 10

Monster of the
Deep

Obviously they have done something wrong, otherwise they would not be locked up, if they were all inoccent we wouldn’t have a need for court! Canberra is the only state that do not have criminals in handcuffs, why is that I wonder, maybe the government think criminals are different here, or want it to appear as such, Lol

BimboGeek 11:57 am 17 Sep 10

Ask the lawyers. They know exactly where the problems are arising and are already doing a fantastic job of dealing with them. They will be able to specify exactly what additional support they really need.

In the end, the lawyer often has to take responsibility for the client’s security, even if that just means finding a quiet conference room or getting the attention of a security guard should anything arise.

Monster of the Deep 11:45 am 17 Sep 10

Innocent before proven guilty and all that, Cleo.

cleo 11:20 pm 16 Sep 10

It’s about time Canberra was in line with other states, F..k human rights, what about the protection of other’s in Canberra’s courts? keepitup, well if the person hadn’t committed the crime they would not be in that position.

keepitup 9:25 pm 16 Sep 10

Putting the accused into a dock will no doubt become an infringement of his/her human rights.

sunshine 8:32 pm 16 Sep 10

Magistrates is certainly much better than the Supreme Court for court room security – should start there first me thinks. MC is relatively new so not going to rebuild that one in a hurry

Mike Crowther 6:03 pm 16 Sep 10

“Docks for the accused”!!! Ye gods, what a wonderful idea. The ACT really is at the cutting edge of this sort of thing you know. And we couldn’t have a better chap directing it all bless him.

dtc 5:32 pm 16 Sep 10

Building a new court building might help

PM 4:08 pm 16 Sep 10

I didn’t know there were any actual problems… so, in which case, this is just one of those “I’ve got nothing better to do” programmes….

At least St Clare’s will get into the Guinness Book of World Records! 🙂

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