2021 Opening of the Legal Year Alice Springs
Speech delivered virtually by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President, Law Council of Australia at the Opening of the Legal Year Alice Springs, 29 January 2021.
"The rule of law and human rights of all people are core tenet of our modern democracy and having access to justice, is an important part of protecting those rights, as is a justice system:
- that is fair;
- just in the results that it delivers;
- accessible to the people who need to use it;
- responsive to their needs; and
- properly resourced.
All Australians have, under the law, the right to seek justice.
But this right doesn’t count for much if this right cannot be exercised or it cannot be accessed..."
You can read the full speech below.