Burgess, Craig (2006) Judicial immunity - right or wrong? Alternative Law Journal, 31 (1). pp. 39-40. ISSN 1037-969X
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The High Court's recent decision to strike down criminal convictions against former Queensland chief magistrate, Di Fingleton, because by statute she was entitled to immunity from prosecution has excited much public debate. As the Dean of Law at Sydney University, Professor Ron McCallum, said in The Australian recently, not even the Prime Minister enjoys immunity from criminal liability. It is a fair question: why should those in charge of our courts enjoy a privilege the rest of the community is denied?
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|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified|
|Subjects:||390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390100 Law > 390199 Law not elsewhere classified|
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