In this article, we take a look at some of the lawyers that are being asked to serve on the High Court’s Bench of Justice, who will be taking up a new case.
Paralegal resumes at High Court resumeWith all due respect, what can I tell you about the job you’re about to be assigned to?
A lot of what we do is in the context of the litigation paralesgal program, which is the first-ever position for a judge in the Supreme Court.
This is a job that I love, and I love my colleagues who do it, but I have been asked to help a lot more recently.
So it’s quite a change for me to be asked to do something that I’ve been doing for 25 years.
But it’s a wonderful opportunity.
Parole hearings resumeA new judge has been appointed to the Supreme Judicial Tribunal of Appeal, the court that hears appeals from the Supreme Courts of Australia.
Parliamentarian David Marr was appointed to this position in the House of Representatives.
Paralympic gymnast and wheelchair user David Wilson is being appointed to serve as the new Chief of the Parole Board of Australia, the body that will be deciding the fate of Mr Wilson.
I don’t know exactly what Mr Wilson will do, but what I can tell you is that he is the most qualified candidate for the position.
Paroled inmate to be reinstatedIn December last year, a man who had served life imprisonment for murdering a man outside his home was released on parole.
The man had served a life sentence for a murder he committed while he was serving his sentence in the prison, but when he was released, he was convicted of another murder.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Supreme Court of Australia dismissed the case, finding that the man was no longer mentally fit to be a prisoner, and the decision should be overturned.
He is now being re-sentenced to life imprisonment.
Justice Marr has announced that a man serving a life term for another murder conviction will be eligible to be re-released on parole after serving a minimum of 14 years.
Justice Marr said the man, whose name has not been released, was a good example for other paroled inmates.
I am absolutely delighted to announce that a paroled prisoner who has served his term will be reintegrated into society and, if I am not mistaken, he will be reinstated to full membership of society.
Parole board chairperson Annabelle O’Neill said the decision to reinstate Mr Wilson had been made by a review panel chaired by the former chief justice of Victoria, who had been involved in the case.
The panel, made up of members of the bar, the legal profession, and those on the parole board, will consider the parole eligibility of Mr O’Sullivan and recommend whether he should be released on a reduced parole sentence.
Paroles for prisoners convicted of murderThe parole board has a long history of making parole decisions on behalf of the paroled prisoners.
In the 1960s, for example, the parole commission was formed in response to the conviction of a man, David Williams, who was sentenced to life for the murder of an Aboriginal woman.
Williams was sentenced for the murders of six women in the Western Australian community of Wirral.
In that case, the sentencing judge dismissed the appeal, saying it was an attempt to put a new twist on the sentencing process, in an attempt “to get the sentence increased”.
Williams appealed the decision, and won his appeal in 1996, before a lower court overturned the conviction.
Williams had been on parole for nearly two decades at the time of the Wirrol killings.
He was then paroled and released.
In 2006, a parole board decision was overturned, however, and Williams was again sentenced to 14 years for the crime.
Williams was later re-indicted for the crimes, but was found not guilty.
He was also convicted of attempted murder in that case and sentenced to 18 years for those offences.
Williams is currently serving his full sentence in a prison for the rape of a young girl.
The parole committee, which has a track record of reviewing parole decisions, has now announced that the parole decision for Williams will be reconsidered.
The decision to re-open Williams’s case is not without controversy.
Williams’s former lawyers said that they would like to see the parole committee reconsider their previous decision, to have him released on an early release.
However, the review panel, which includes a number of former senior judges and lawyers, including the former Chief Justice of Victoria and the chief judge of the Federal Court of Appeal for Western Australia, rejected that argument, saying that the decision was based on a flawed legal argument.
The review panel will also consider the appeal against the re-release of Williams, which will be heard by the parole panel in September.
This decision will have an impact on the number of people who are on parole at any given time