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More locals recruited to judiciary

Attorney-General and the Minister for Justice, Siromi Turaga today informed Parliament that more locals have been recruited to the country’s judiciary.

He said out of the 59 judicial officers, 50 or about 85 per cent of them are locals.

Under the previous administration, the Attorney-General said there were 27 local and 28 expatriate judges.

Today there are only 9 expatriates in our benches.

Turaga added the appointment of judges from Australia and New Zealand has reduced travel costs by a third.

He further noted that established staff numbers have increased from 852 to 886, pending court cases have been reduced by 9,221 from 26,162 and the Judicial Department budget has increased from $47,152,415 to $50,048,711.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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