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New magistrate takes up position in Bundaberg

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Bundaberg Courthouse: Mr John McInnes will take up his position on the bench next week as part of a reshuffle of magistrates in Queensland.

Bundaberg will see a new magistrate in the court following the latest round of appointments announced by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman today.

Mr John McInnes will take up his position on the bench next week as part of a reshuffle of magistrates in Queensland.

Mr McInnes has been highly-respected barrister with Legal Aid Queensland for the past 23 years.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1995 and has been dedicated to providing legal assistance to financially disadvantaged members of society ever since.

As a senior member of the Inhouse Counsel at Legal Aid, Mr McInnes has obtained vast experience as a criminal defence barrister, and regularly appears in District and Supreme Court trials, as well as in the Court of Appeal.

Mr McInnes is one of three magistrates on the move, with Ms Janice Crawford taking up the Southport role and Mr Bevan Hughes beginning his tenure in Cairns.

“Our three new magistrates have impeccable credentials for the role, with proven court skills, integrity and character,” Minister Fentiman said.

“They are a welcome addition to the outstanding group of magistrates who play such an important part in the justice system around Queensland.”

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