The following feedback has been received during community consultation forums:

 

Feedback Provided
  • Regarding centralisation of services, clients accessing the courts for appearances and to conduct the daily business of being in the justice system have a right to be able to do that in their localities without having to travel or wait for a circuit to come to town.
  • Whyalla is looking as though it will grow in the future – to cut services would be detrimental.
  • There is potential for greater backlog if it is more difficult for defendants/witnesses/complainants to get to court.
  • No services in Whyalla to assist youths; anything which doesn’t promote the court could be more detrimental.
  • AVL is of poor quality and needs to be refined - tone/language cues that you get in person hearings are missed. AVL in Youth Court could ensure consistency in sentencing across state.
  • If services at Whyalla Magistrates Court were centralised to Port Augusta and/or Adelaide, witnesses would be reluctant to travel to Port Augusta to give evidence and there will be an impact and cost on SA Police.
  • People who work will have to take the whole day off to attend a court case.
  • The Whyalla Magistrates Court registry provides a service to non-represented litigants and if it was moved to Port Augusta, they would be disadvantaged.

 

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View a summary of feedback of these consultations via the links for each location. If you wish to provide feedback directly, please email community consultations.