What is happening over at the ACT DPP. In a decision published only yesterday, the Chief Justice wrote “The applicant does not seem to have understood this.”
The applicant was the DPP! Surely, our most senior law officer would not fail to grasp any point? Or if he didn’t, he would be more subtle in signalling his failure to understand?
Perhaps, the Chief Justice’s pithy words are all the more direct as current resourcing pressures at the ACT Supreme Court do not allow him the time to write anything but pithy sentences?
At least, we know what he thinks of the the applicant?