2. Judicial Commission for Queensland
Preservation of a strong and independent judiciary is essential to maintaining public confidence in the administration of justice and the promotion of the separation of powers. A judicial commission will enhance openness, transparency and independence of the judicial system.
Queensland Law Society calls for a commitment to the establishment of a judicial commission:
- To formulate a list for the appointment of judicial officers from which the Attorney-General must choose. Any deviations from this list must be reported to Parliament
- To organise and supervise an appropriate scheme of continuing education and training, including First Nations cultural awareness training of judicial officers
- To examine complaints against judicial officers, including delays in delivering judgments and inappropriate or unreasonable conduct directed towards workers or persons appearing before the officer.
Queensland State Election - 2017 Call to Parties Statement
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