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Tim Carmody’s appointment remains a running sore for Queensland’s judiciary

Andrew Lynch (Inside Story, 13.4.15) suggests that future governments should draw the right lessons from the Carmody furore:

‘His government has been consigned to history, but Queensland is still in the grip of Newman’s most contentious legacy – his decision to use the opportunity to appoint a new chief justice as a deliberate provocation to the state’s judiciary. It may be small comfort to Carmody’s critics and offer no resolution to the simmering tensions that persist in the Supreme Court, but the political cost Newman incurred for that decision is the best guarantee we have that governments will not approach future appointments in the same spirit. ‘

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