Court efficiency improved

COURT REFORM: Magistrate Teresa Anderson and Director of Public Prosecutions Adam Kimber launch the new circuit and country committals reform process at the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court. Picture: TODD LEWIS

A WELCOME change to legal proceedings in Mount Gambier is expected to improve court efficiency in the region with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) taking on a larger responsibility from the South Australian Police.

The reform will see major indictable offences transferred to the ODPP immediately after the first court appearance, allowing more time for the office

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