Review the process of appointments to the ACT Judiciary to allow transparency and for nominees to meet community expectations

Subject:
Review the process of appointments to the ACT Judiciary to allow transparency and for nominees to meet community expectations
Eligibility:
Residents of ACT
Sponsoring member:
Hanson, Jeremy
Principal petitioner:
Mr Thomas McLuckie
No. of Signatures:
2194
Posting Date:
11/8/2022
Closing Date:
1/10/2022
Tabled:
11/10/2022
Referred to Minister:
11/10/2022
Responded to:
No
Information about the Principal Petitioner is available through the sponsoring Member of the Legislative Assembly's office
TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
Reason for this Petition

The following residents of the ACT draw the attention of the Assembly concerns at the lack of transparency and current due process undertaken in appointments to the Judiciary with fears of inappropriate representation of unelected groups in consultation and open to political influence. Currently a closed shop/boys club with no transparency.

Requested Actions

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to commission an independent review to investigate concerns of undue influence from non-elected bodies and persons, and political directions and influence in appointments. Recommendation to consider a Board for appointment for inclusion of community expectation - coroners, ACT Policing, DPP, emergency services, first responder, social work and community care and other key community organisations.