* At taxpayers expense, of course:Â
With thanks to Andrew Bolt
For once I hope the excuse for this jaunt is false:
QUEENSLAND’S top judge and four colleagues are taking their partners on a three-week China educational tour at a cost of about $100,000 to taxpayers.
The Courier-Mail has learnt Chief Justice Paul de Jersey will head the 10-person delegation next month that will include Supreme Court judges Peter Dutney, Henry Fryberg and Debra Mullins and Court of Appeal judge John Muir…
The Queensland judges will learn about the use of advanced IT in Chinese courts, about the operation of two of the most advanced judicial training colleges in the world, andÂ how Chinese courts deal with problems Queensland also has.
Dear God, let these judges spend their time shopping rather than learn from this authoritarian regime “how Chinese courts deal with problems Queensland also has”.
Question: do you think the judges know how stupid, even sinister, their plans sound? Just in case they really are unbelievably naive here’s a recentÂ New York TimesÂ piece onÂ Chinese justice.
Of course, it might just be that they areÂ as tyrant-friendly as our Human Rights Commission president, which case we’re in deep trouble.
Readers have asked forÂ the sourceÂ for the picture.
Thanks to reader Keith we have a whole lot of pics of Chinese executions. Warning: not for the squeamish!