Where we are up to
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of the County, Magistrates’ and Children’s Koori Courts effective from 19 and 27 March 2020, respectively.
In response, the courts have changed the way they operate, incorporating technology to deliver justice remotely. Integrated video conferencing technology solutions are supporting multi-party appearances in remote hearings.
To overcome technical difficulties with the virtual participation of Elders and Respected Persons (ERPs) in Koori Courts, Koori Court Officers offer technology support in advance, facilitating and assisting all rostered ERPs with technical and pre-court briefings.