Opinion

There are steps we can take to preserve trial by jury

By Meredith Rossner
April 12 2020 - 6:30pm
Will trial by jury be another victim of the coronavirus epidemic? Picture: Shutterstock

Last week, the ACT announced it would follow the lead of all other states and territories by suspending jury trials due to the risks of COVID-19. Currently it is proposed that cases proceed as judge-alone trials, with submissions to be made to the court if there is an objection to such an arrangement. This is understandable in present times, but raises some important questions.

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