JUDICIAL OFFICER EDUCATION
The Hon. Dr MEREDITH BURGMANN: I ask a supplementary question. As it is quite clear that education programs undertaken by the Judicial Commission have in this case been unsuccessful, will the Attorney General undertake to change the Judicial Officers Act so that education programs will be compulsory?
The Hon. J. P. HANNAFORD: The vast majority of judicial officers, if not all, attend these education programs. No doubt, if the honourable member were to lodge a complaint that the Judicial Commission considered could be appropriately dealt with, the question of attendance at these programs is an issue that the commission could take into account in relation to any such complaint. There would not, therefore, be any necessity to amend the legislation.