Bill Potts comments on funding issues in Queensland’s justice system
Our Founding Director and current Queensland Law Society Deputy President, Bill Potts, was interviewed by Sherele Moody of the Daily Mercury:
The State Government needed to invest more money in community and low-cost legal services, said Bill Potts, whose firm represents clients in our region.
“We build bridges, we build roads, we build tunnels but why don’t we spend that kind of money on the justice system?” the deputy president of the Queensland Law Society said.
“We have people being denied justice – they are being convicted or they can’t appeal properly because they are being denied access to a system that favours those who have the resources for representation.”
Queensland Law Society deputy president Bill Potts called on the State Government to appoint five more district court judges, three more supreme court justices and 10 more magistrates.
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