I read this media release from our acting Attorney General Katy Gallagher with a sense of impending dread.
She’s taken it upon herself to make ammendments to our legal system with nice broad sweeping statments like “We need to be confident that the systems we have for dispensing justice do so justly” as if the crimes act 1900 and common law haven’t been doing their job for the last 105 years. Heaven forbid that common law become an “unnecessary fiddle” as she describes it
Here’s another gem.
“We have a world-class justice system in the ACT,” Ms Gallagher said. “And this Government is committed to protecting it.”
Feel free to substiture “protecting it” with “doing all that we can to stuff it up” at your leisure.