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Peter Dutton criticised for ‘subjecting judges to quasi-election’

Law Council says publicly releasing potential court appointees’ names is fraught with risk

The Law Council has denounced Peter Dutton’s suggestion of seeking public feedback before appointing judges as a “quasi-election” model that would politicise the judiciary.

Law Courts 1a AU LLLLIt is the second time the body has criticised the home affairs minister for undermining the independence of the judiciary after it rebuked him for claims that Victorians were “scared to go out to restaurants” due to street violence and that “civil libertarian” judges were to blame for lenient…

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