Reference received: 8 August 2006
Tabled in parliament: 5 June 2009
Issue paper 28: Jury service [PDF, 536Kb], November 2006
Terms of reference
Pursuant to section 10 of the
Law Reform Commission Act 1967, the Law Reform Commission is to inquire into and report on the operation and effectiveness of the system for selecting jurors under the Jury Act 1977.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission should have regard to:
- Whether the current statutory qualifications and liability for jury service remain appropriate;
- Alternative options for excusing a person from jury service;
- Recent developments in other Australian and international jurisdictions in relation to the selection of jurors; and
- Any other related matter.