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Australia supporting Solomon Islands High Court TO MODERNISE COURT SYSTEMS

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: (Left to right) Justice Ronald Bei Talasasa Jnr, Justice Leonard Maina, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, Minister Counsellor Lindsay Buckingham, Commissioner Augustine Aulang, Counsellor Nicole Smith,
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Australia is pleased to be handing over essential ICT equipment to assist the High Court to deliver timely access to justice through the court system.

Australian High Commission officials today provided eight computers and five laptops to the Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer, as part of the Australia Solomon Islands Australia justice partnership.

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Under the partnership, Solomon Islands and Australia are working together to strengthen people and process in the justice sector and to improve access to justice for all Solomon Islanders. This includes supporting the judiciary to establish a new e-filing process that will enable matters to be filed and managed online, therefore streamlining the court processes and increasing efficiency.

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer accepted the computers and noted that they will assist the judiciary in implementing the new e-filing process, to modernise court processes “this electronic system should help to streamline process and therefore improve efficiency and enhance access to justice”.

“We are very grateful to DFAT and the program for their swift response to this undertaking. At the end of the day, this is about enhancing and ensuring that the administration of justice is not only transparent but also accessible to our people and businesses”, he added.

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Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor, Lindsay Buckingham led the official handover and acknowledged “that a strong justice system underpins Solomon Islands’ security, stability and development. That’s why Australia is proud to be Solomon Islands’ enduring partner in the justice sector”.

“We know that this equipment will assist the judiciary to deliver on its important mandate, to provide timely, efficient access to justice for all Solomon Islanders.”

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