Senate condemns Newman hits on judiciary, lawyers
The Australian Senate has formally chastised Queensland Premier Campbell Newman for his disparaging comments on the legal profession, Australian Greens spokesperson for legal affairs Senator Penny Wright said today.
"Mr Newman's recent comments on lawyers and judges have been ignorant and irresponsible," Senator Wright said.
"He clearly has a very limited understanding about the fundamentals of the law that keep our democracy strong.
"His disdain for the legal profession is alarming and he's backing it up with extreme legislation.