Aussie court access is about to get even better.
A new TV system that will be rolled out by the courts in September is designed to help stream the full court and jury access to all Australians.
It’s called the Full Court Press (FCP) system and it’s coming from the courts themselves.
The system is being developed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and will be introduced in October.
“A system for full court access to the Australian courts has been developed by a number of courts and their staff, which includes a range of stakeholders,” the ABC said in a statement.
Full Court TV is a new system for video-on-demand access to full court cases.
The ABC said the system was being developed in collaboration with the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
“The new system will allow people in the public interest to access a full court of law,” the statement read.
“This will provide an entirely new and unique opportunity to provide a new form of access to Australia’s justice system for all Australians.”
Full Court access has become a priority for many Australians over the last few years, with many in the justice system complaining about a lack of video-based access to their court proceedings.
In February, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that video-only access to court proceedings was a breach of the court’s code of conduct.
“In the interests of fairness and justice, and in order to ensure that all parties have access to this right in accordance with their rights under the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1979,” the court ruled, “the Federal Court is obliged to permit video access to a full trial or hearing.”
The Federal Court has now approved the development of a new video-first access system to access court proceedings, and it has now been approved by the Supreme Court.
The new system is the result of a joint effort between the courts and the Federal Government.
The Federal Government, the ABC and the ABC’s legal department have been working together to develop the new system, which will include an automated video line to stream video to all of the courts.
It will also allow for live video coverage of the full bench of the Federal Circuit Court, the High Court and the High Commission.
Full court video streams are available to all viewers in Australia through the ABC Television Network’s ABC News channel.
“We have to provide access to justice for everyone, whether that be individuals who have an injury to access justice, or those who are charged with criminal offences,” ABC Chief Legal Correspondent Paul O’Brien told Business Insider Australia in an interview last month.
The Australian Law Enforcement and Commonwealth Law Enforcement Agencies (ALECA) is the body that oversees the development and rollout of the new full court system.
The ALECA said in its statement that the new video line will allow for “full-court access to proceedings.”
Full court access will be available for the first time to all members of the public in Australia at the ABC, the State and Territory Legal Services Commission and the Victorian Courts.
The court will also be the first jurisdiction in the country to offer video streaming of its trials.
The Full Court Access will also include live access to every court trial in Australia.
A number of other jurisdictions in the world are also planning to offer full court video streaming for trials.
Last year, a similar system was launched in South Africa, which allowed for live coverage of every court hearing.
The introduction of the Full Circuit Press system is part of a wider move towards full access to courts across the country.
The federal government has also said it plans to bring in the Full Bench Press (FBP) system, and will begin to roll it out to other jurisdictions soon.
“As part of our efforts to ensure justice is delivered for everyone in the community, the federal government will bring to light the implementation of the FBP system to assist jurisdictions to provide full court trial access for all individuals and groups,” Justice Minister Michael Keenan said in March.
The rollout of full court TV will come as a surprise to some people, but experts say the move could be a huge win for the courts, as the current system has been deemed outdated.
“It will make it easier for people to access and access to these kinds of cases in the future,” Professor Michael McBain, director of the Law, Society and Society Studies Program at the University of Sydney, told Business Australian.
“People will be able to access full court, or even trial access to, trial access and full bench access.”
The ABC contacted all the courts involved in the development, as well as the Australian Legal Aid Foundation (ALAF) and the Commonwealth Government, but did not hear back.
“There is no legal obligation to disclose the outcome of this project or the scope of the project until a final decision is made by the Commission,” the Commission said in an emailed statement to Business Insider.
“If a decision is to proceed, the Commission will consider all relevant information