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New South Wales – Legal system

Posted in Australia, New South Wales - NSW (Australia), NSW (Australia) Basics by belenu on July 18, 2008

  The Judicial Commission of New South Wales is a statutory corporation that provides continuing education to and examines complaints made against judicial officers in New South Wales. The commission is headed by the Chief Justice of New South Wales and consists of the heads of each of the major courts in New South Wales plus community representatives. The commission is the only body of its type in Australia.

  The commission marked a significant change in the legal system in New South Wales. It restored public confidence in the judicial system, provides a means outside of politics for the dispassionate consideration of misconduct by judicial officers, it has actually improved and safe-guarded independence of the courts.

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