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Newman’s poisoned legacy

Alex McKean and Stephen Keim write in Justinian (4.6.15):

‘No one could have done more than the current governor to achieve Chief Justice Carmody’s stated objective of creating a court system that the people of Queensland could respect and trust; a court system that was accountable for what was done not only through the court’s judgments but through the conduct of the court’s judges and how the courts treated other human beings.

‘Newman appeared to have recognised Chief Justice de Jersey’s fine legacy by choosing him to head the executive and represent the Crown in Queensland.

‘By his political campaign for his own future, Carmody has launched an attack on the court system which forms so great a part of de Jersey’s legacy.’

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