Published 20 May 2009
The Environment Court is conducting a survey of court users & other interested parties on a proposal to adopt an integrated e-service model for the court.
It says in its survey explanation: “There is rising public expectation for technology-based services and the court is looking to explore technology solutions to improve the court process, facilitate the disposal of cases and enhance access to justice. Electronic court processes should deliver long-term service efficiencies and the opportunity to develop more environmentally sustainable processes.
“The survey invites comment on issues such as e-filing capabilities, payment options, development of a web-based portal that could handle personalised content, online access to case information and long-term permanent document storage.”
Ministry of Justice staff & Environment Court judiciary have formed a steering group to look at using technology-supported processes such as electronic filing. The group has undertaken some studies overseas, particularly in Australia & Singapore.
The survey closes on Friday 29 May.
Website: Environment Court survey
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Attribution: Court release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.