Government won‘t commit to have lay majority on judiciary panel

The bill from Shane Ross, which provided for a lay majority and a lay chairperson on the new Judicial Appointments Commission, has been scrapped

15th November, 2020
Government won‘t commit to have lay majority on judiciary panel
Shane Ross, the former Independent Alliance minister.

The coalition government has failed to give any commitment to have a majority of lay people on the proposed new body to appoint judges.

It has decided to scrap the bill championed by Shane Ross, the former Independent Alliance minister. Ross‘s bill provided for a lay majority and a lay chairperson on the new Judicial Appointments Commission.

However, the government is now drawing up a completely new bill of its own and has...

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