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Crisis at Queensland bench as top judges brawl

This article from The Australian (8 May 2015) confirms the failure of Tim Carmody in the role of Chief Justice. That he would meet Hetty Johnson in his chambers was stupid, judges are paid to be impartial, not to entertain opportunists in their office. Arrogant politicial oncers, Campbell-Newman and Jarrod Bleijie, promoted Carmody over the heads of half the legal profession in Queensland. And what of his main critique, Judge McMurdo? Is she any better? What of the poor workers inside the justice department who work under their management and those outside who crave justice? They don’t need Tim Carmody to tell them that the courts are like Dickens’ Bleak House. Continue reading