The Courier-Mail

Illness puts courts in limbo state

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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.

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