MP critical of layout in Wagga courtrooms

Wagga court.
Wagga court.

A SEASONED solicitor and state MP is demanding an enquiry into the layout of Wagga’s newly-refurbished courthouse. 

Liverpool MP Paul Lynch has warned Attorney General Mark Speakman that Wagga Court’s jury box is too close to the bar table – allowing jurors to hear private conversations about material not yet admitted to evidence. 

He fears it could pervert the course of justice. 

However, Mr Speakman claimed the distance was consistent with most NSW courtrooms.