Attorney-General thanks Chief Justice Murrell and Justice Burns

first_imgAttorney-General thanks Chief Justice Murrell and Justice Burns Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury has thanked ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Helen Murrell and Justice John Burns for their distinguished service after they announced their resignations from the bench last night.“I received written resignations from both judges yesterday,” Attorney-General Rattenbury said. “On behalf of the ACT Government and the Canberra community, I offer my sincere thanks to Chief Justice Murrell and Justice Burns for their contribution to the law in the ACT.”Helen Murrell is the first woman to be appointed Chief Justice in the ACT and has served as Chief Justice since 2013.John Burns has been a judge of the ACT Supreme Court since 2011 and was a Magistrate for nineteen years before that.“Justice Burns will complete his duties on 31 August 2021 while Chief Justice Murrell will retire on 6 March 2022,” Attorney-General Rattenbury said. “I look forward to thanking and wishing them well in person, closer to their respective retirement dates.”A recruitment process to appoint new judges will begin shortly. The criteria that apply to the appointment of resident judges are set out in the Supreme Court (Resident Judges Appointment Requirements) Determination 2015 (No 1). /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Australia, Canberra, community, court, Government, justice, law, retirement, Supreme Court, womanlast_img

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