There are a number of new Magistrates in the Downing Centre Local Court this year.
Magistrate Reiss has come from Ryde Local Court. He is an extremely thorough and careful Magistrate. He is frequently in the Commonwealth Court 5.5 replacing Magistrate O'Shane.
Magistrate Milledge is from Waverley. She is fantastic. Very just and fair, especially towards those who are genuinely remorseful for criminal offences. She replaces Magistrate Barkell who had primarily been presiding over defended hearings.
And of course, there are Magistrates Buscombe, Stevenson and Favretto – a great new mix for 2013.