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Move to abolish the age limit on jurors in the Territory

THE NORTHERN Territory Government has introduced an amendment Bill into Parliament to abolish the age limit on jurors in the territory. NT Attorney-General Chris Burns said that the reforms are…

THE NORTHERN Territory Government has introduced an amendment Bill into Parliament to abolish the age limit on jurors in the territory.

NT Attorney-General Chris Burns said that the reforms are a response to the shortage of eligible jurors in the territory, particularly in smaller centres like Alice Springs.

The amendment Bill proposes that over-65s will be eligible for service, but will be able to excuse themselves if they so choose.

“This is an important step forward to increase the pool of jurors, but also gives those people who are over 65 a chance to continue on giving to the community”, Dr Burns said.

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