Delay in picking next chief justice smacks of indecision or dissent
JUDGES, despite all the evidence and massive resources at their disposal, for some precious reason take months, if not years, to make a single decision, which means ordinary people’s lives are put on hold.
So why now is AttorneyGeneral Yvette D’Ath taking as long as her judges to make a decision on the next chief justice ( C-M, Sep 2)?
How hard is it to consult with the five or so interest groups that she claims she needs to? In an efficient business you could meet with all groups within a week or two and arrive at a decision.
I can only conclude that either she is incapable of making a decision, there is internal disagreement in government about who to appoint, or she is waiting for an opportune time to announce a contentious appointment. IT IS understandable that time-poor parents prefer to pay a fundraising levy to volunteering at the school fete ( C-M, Sep 4). However, owing to the concept of value-adding, fetes probably bring in more than money. Someone donates the flour, eggs and other ingredients; someone else bakes the cake; another person sets up the stall in which to sell it; and finally someone buys it. This effort reaches a wider market, not just the parents. This cannot be replicated by a levy. A fete brings people together and benefits the school and local community, not only in the monetary sense.