THE state opposition has accused the government of providing no substantial relief for Wagga District Court and other tribunals.
Opposition spokesman Paul Lynch attacked Attorney General Gabrielle Upton on Friday after receiving a written reply to questions asked during a meeting of parliament’s estimates committee.
Among the complaints by Mr Lynch is Ms Upton “refusing” to appoint a full-time judge at Wagga to alleviate trial delays.
In her reply, Ms Upton said court sitting arrangements were a matter for the Chief Judge (who has previously told The Daily Advertiser he is considering such an appointment).
Ms Upton said a one-off call-over of cases was planned for Wagga in November to identify pending matters that may be suitable for earlier pleas or trials.
The opposition says the government has refused to reinstate judge positions lost through budget cutbacks, while Ms Upton says two “additional” judges have been appointed to the District Court to hear child sexual assault matters.
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