JUDICIAL OFFICERS —
908. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I refer to the Attorney General's
selection of judicial officers since taking office.
(1) How many of
his appointments to judicial positions have been of practitioners from outside Western
(2) When and whom
and to what positions, and from what jurisdiction have those practitioners been
(3) Why did he appoint them and not Western
(4) Were those
appointments made following their successful application for advertised
positions; and, if not, why not, and what was the process for their
(5) Did he
discuss prospective appointments with anyone outside the formal consultation
process; and, if so, who and when and with what result?
(6) Has he in
mind appointing any other non–Western Australian practitioners; and, if
so, who and to what positions?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) There was one appointment.
(2) On 11
September 2018, Mr Paul Samuel Glass was appointed as a magistrate to exercise
jurisdiction in the Family Court of Western Australia to commence on and including
1 October 2018. Mr Glass is from Melbourne, Victoria.
(3) As a result
of the interview panel assessment of the candidates on the basis of the written
applications, interviews and referee reports, Mr Glass was the recommended
applicant. The Attorney General agreed with that recommendation.
(5) The Attorney
General regularly discusses a range of issues, including appointments, with the
legal profession and stakeholders as necessary, as I am sure the honourable
member did during his time as Attorney General. If the honourable member has a question
about a specific appointment, he is asked to put it on notice.