Court asks full-time interpretation

 

A magistrate in South Australia is calling for full-time employment of Aboriginal interpreters.

Clive Kitchin, magistrate at Port Augusta Court says sometimes Indigenous defendants are held in custody for longer than usual and some are denied a fair hearing due to lack of interpreters.

Casually employed interpreters are not always available and the Court has on occasion resorted to asking people off the street. Concerns about the reliability of this process brings the magistrate to call for full-time employment of interpreters.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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