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LIV concerned by parliamentarians' unfair comments on Vic judiciary

LIV concerned by parliamentarians' unfair comments on Vic judiciary

By LIV Media

Courts Judgment 


The Law Institute of Victoria is concerned that some Federal parliamentarians have chosen to make inappropriate and unfair comments about the Victorian judiciary.

LIV president Belinda Wilson said she was concerned about the pattern of behaviour that had been developing to attack the judiciary and also the comments that were being made by politicians when cases were still before the court.

“It is worrying that some Federal MPs are prepared to make deliberate comments about the Victorian judiciary and state issues.

“The LIV believes that independent, highly qualified, professional and experienced judicial officers are best placed to impose the most appropriate sentence, taking into account all the circumstances of the case and hearing all the evidence in court.”

Ms Wilson said the LIV recognised that the sentencing of offenders generated a great deal of public interest. The sentencing of offenders is a highly complex task, and judicial officers are under enormous pressure, but they remain in the best position to hand down the most appropriate sentence in every case.


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