Category Archives: Crime and Punishment

NSW: the state to continuously make the criminal justice system more expensive and less just

Nice job, NSW Liberals.

Destructively and pointlessly bugger up the right to silence, and further waste court time with ludicrous requirements on defence teams which will cause great expense to everyone (particularly the taxpayer).

As if the NSW system of the police not preparing witness statements (ie the actual evidence on which their charges are supposedly based) until after the accused decides to plead not guilty wasn’t stupid enough.

The most absurd thing is that there are lawyers in the Liberal Party who’ve acted in criminal matters. How did it appear to any of them that these were good ideas?

ELSEWHERE: Fellow NSW criminal lawyer Andrew Tiedt is also annoyed – particularly on learning that not even the DPP was pushing for this travesty.