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Baden-Clay murder trial: Large crowds in court evidence of a healthy legal system, top barrister says
The high level of public interest in the Gerard Baden-Clay trial is nothing out of the ordinary, and in fact makes for a healthy legal system, a top barrister says.
The former real estate agent’s murder trial attracted crowds to the Brisbane Supreme Court, with extra courtrooms opened for people who queued day after day to gain entry, and a ticketing system introduced to prevent overcrowding.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General says these special arrangements for large-scale trials are made to ensure openness and transparency in the justice system.
This transparency is key to keeping Australia’s legal apparatus – everyone from police to barristers and…
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