Police and Justice BulletinOutsourcing of your Court Reporting Service - Public Service Association

Police and Justice BulletinOutsourcing of your Court Reporting Service

COURT REPORTING SERVICES BULLETIN MAY 2014 (PDF version)

UPDATE – OUTSOURCING OF SUPREME COURT CIVIL JUSTICE REPORTING SERVICES WILL MEAN

YOU WILL PAY MORE FOR TRANSCRIPTS

FROM 1 JULY 2014

  • The Government proposes to abandon its obligation to provide affordable access to the Supreme Court civil justice system by replacing it with a USER-PAYS service where the “market” will determine the cost of transcripts.
  • Police and Justice Department Court Reporting Services Branch Court Reporters will no longer cover Supreme Court civil matters where daily transcripts are required (that is, multi-day hearings). Court Reporters will be replaced by contract sound monitors.

 

SAY NO TO OUTSOURCING

An outsourced service will be:

  • More expensive to users;
  • Less efficient with lengthy delays for transcripts;
  • Inferior quality transcripts;
  • Fewer transcripts.

 

YOUR CHECKLIST

  • Sign the Petition to support your Court Reporting Service – Stop User Pays Court Reporting
  • Write to the NSW Attorney General to say NO to outsourcing of court reporting services at:

The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP
Level 31
Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
SYDNEY NSW 2000
office@hazzard.minister.nsw.gov.au

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