Illness puts courts in limbo state
THE state’s tumultuous courts remain in limbo while embattled Chief Justice Tim Carmody tends to his wife, who was unexpectedly rushed to hospital this week.
Justice Carmody yesterday was expected to announce his vision for court reform and call for the resignation of members of the judiciary at a legal conference on Hamilton Island.
It was put on hold after his wife, acting Magistrate Robyn Carmody, was taken to hospital on Thursday for neurological testing.
There was no change in her condition yesterday, which remained non-life threatening but still in recovery.
It had been a dramatic week for the Queensland judiciary, which started with the controversial Chief Justice publicly announcing on Monday an offer to resign “on just terms”.
The offer was made in exchange for court reforms.