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Wednesday, 20 March 1985
Page: 451


Senator REID —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes with concern the continuing delay in the appointment of a Chief Magistrate for the Australian Capital Territory Court of Petty Sessions and calls upon the Government to redress the situation without further delay, noting that the former Chief Magistrate retired on 29 February 1984; and

(b) calls on the Government to make an appointment of a new Chief Justice to the A.C.T. Supreme Court without delay in view of the present Chief Justice's announced retirement on 29 March 1985.