Department of the Legislative Assembly

Interpreter availability to courts

WRITTEN QUESTIONS
9th Assembly



10/11/2004

246. Interpreter availability to courts

Ms Carney to MINISTER for Justice and Attorney-General


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As you know, 2 trials in Alice Springs have been adjourned in relatively recent times because an interpreter has not been available -

1. How many trials in Darwin and Alice Springs have been adjourned in the last 3 calendar years as a result of interpreters not being present.

2. Of those instances of adjourned trials as per above, was a backup trial proceeded with.

3. Would you kindly provide an assessment of the costs to the taxpayer as a result of the interpreters not being available.

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