Friday, 13 April 2012

Gillard government lashed for 'ignoring' breaches of model litigant rules

From:The Australian
April 13, 2012 12:00AM

THE federal government has rejected criticism of the way its agencies conduct themselves in court and believes just one agency has breached the government's model litigant rules in the past two years.

The government's assessment is at odds with court rulings assembled by the Rule of Law Institute, in which federal and state judges had accused several government agencies of not acting fairly. "The government ignores legitimate judicial comment on model litigant behaviour by the Crown at its own peril," said Richard Gilbert, chief executive of the Rule of Law Institute.

1 comment:

Workcover Victims Victoria said...

A South Australian Court claimed that workcover were acting oppressively against injured workers during the investigation and court hearing periods of many workcover claims yet this gov have done nothing to ensure our rights were will they do something with this info now?