Decision without reason : Medieval form of Justice

A judgment in medieval times was a conclusion entered upon a roll, which contained no reasons and stated no law.Sir Harry observed that in our society, it is important that the parties to litigation be convinced that justice has been done or, at the least, that an honest, careful and conscientious effort has been made to do justice in their case. Many judgments have an importance beyond the resolution of the dispute between the parties to the litigation. Sir Harry’s speech accepted that citizens of a modern democracy like Australia will have an interest in some judgments. He said that they are not likely to accept a decision simply because it has been pronounced, but are inclined to question it. Thus it is important that carefully considered reasons be provided with as much clarity of expression as the subject allows.

The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC
High Court of Australia

Member Levingston never explained in his reasons in a matter 18/47679 hearing date 10 Jan 2019 as for how Justice Adamson Judgement of the supreme court delivered on 27 Jan 2018 revested the jurisdiction which tribunal ceased due to the effect of Clause 7  of Part 5 Of Schedule 4 of Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He failed to provide reasons how that authority of supreme court applies in the proceedings which he was deciding.

Parliament makes laws.

Supreme court upholds those laws.

What does NCAT do with laws ?

Member Levingston failure to provide a reason for his own decision speaks a lot about the quality of his decision.

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