Dominique Burns was appointed as a magistrate in Port Macquarie in February 2015 after a career as a family law __________
In March 2017, The Judicial Commission of NSW received a complaint regarding her actions in __ cases
They have since tabled a report of inquiry, upholding __ of the 17 individual complaints, and referring her to the newly-elected NSW parliament to decide on her possible removal from the judiciary (JCNSW, 2018, p. 17)
The complaints were mainly based on her propensity to order offenders into custody, either without hearing submissions, or without genuine reason. In one case, she had recorded a conviction and indicated a maximum gaol sentence on the bench sheet ____________________________.
On how many occasions did Burns encourage police to lay further charges?
While Ms Burns claimed that her “___________” made her “extremely stressed and very anxious”, the Commission found that her procedural decisions extended her workload and time in court (Mitchell, 2019).
The general judicial principles of _________________ (AIJA, 2017, p. 5-9) have been tested.
Burns has argued that the sheer number of cases pushed her to make mistakes and disregard the procedures of the court. However, if justice is to be served, ______________________________________________ (Parker and Evans, 2018, p. 148).
Burns’ case is one where both the _____________ of the position have led to unethical, unprofessional behaviour, which only exacerbated the tensions and demands of her work.
How many magistrates have ever been removed by the NSW Parliament?