Courts Matters Bill and Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill- First Reading – Video 8
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Courts Matters Bill and Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill- First Reading – Video 8


I called dr. Shane Ricky Thank You mr. speaker it’s a pleasure to take a short call on this the court matters bill the goal of this bill is to increase efficiency of courts from tribunals and it does this in several ways firstly it looked to decrease the time to herein resolve matters it improves the users experience it seeks to use technology and it increases consumer protections and redress now I’d like to elaborate on what some of these things mean operationally now this is an omni most omnibus bills so amendments to the court Security Act 1999 are one of the x that have changed and what interests me is how we improve the users experience in court now this is done primarily by increasing the Mandate of the court security officers a section to it it does this by redefining what specified offences might mean initially section 2 talks to this and makes a describes an offense under the Crimes Act the summary offences Act the Arms Act in Section 7 of the misuse of Drugs Act and of course that what bringing brings in paraphernalia and and drugs that may come into a courtroom section 15 a wisely talks about the removal of alcohol from a courtroom part 18 a talks about court security officers and their ability to refuse entry or remove people if they quote believe on reasonable grounds and I take my colleagues point that this will need to be discussed further in select committing but if they believe on reasonable grounds that the person is harassing or intimidating it’s serious risk of violence or damage to property for all of those reasons they can be refused entry or removed but then the next level of intervention if you like is to actually detain people now part 19 a talks about how people may be detained and they were able to be detained if they’re if they refuse to leave court premises as directed refused to obey an instruction from a court security officer commits an offense on court premises and refused to give full name address date of birth at the request of a court security officer the last part I want to talk to is part 20 a which is fittingly enough is the power to sooo a person so people who are detained and flee court security officers now have the mandate to quote a court security officer may and if the court orders must pursue that person while he or she is within a short distance of the court security officer so I’m sure that’ll be discussed a thoroughly in select committee as well what pursue means what a short distance means I think these will be interesting discussions mr. speaker this is an important bill in omnibus bill is my pleasure to commend it to Select Committee Thank You Madame Davidson Thank You mr. Speaker I rise on behalf of the Greens to support

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