Friday 9 December 2016

Our judges need to cop on and face reality

Published 14/07/2011 | 05:00

The judges' treatise in regard to the forthcoming constitutional referendum on their remuneration must be particularly repugnant to anyone who has suffered under the burden of unemployment, crippling mortgage repayments and pay cuts -- especially public servants.

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These judges must think they have been divinely chosen rather than appointed by government to the positions they hold. How else could they realistically believe that they have attained the right to special consideration and privileges over and above any other public servant, including members of the very institution that appointed them?

Furthermore, they seem to believe that these privileges are sacrosanct and must persist in perpetuity.

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