The State Government in Victoria ought to review its jury duty arrangements. The $30 a day they pay does not even cover travel costs in most cases. Business is told it has civic duty to fund this, certainly that is what the public servant to whom I spoke yesterday said when I challenged a key member of my team sitting around for two days waiting to be called.
If I have a civic duty to fund the jury system then the Government has a duty to respect that investment and deal with it efficiently. Having 100 people waiting all day for no outcome, burning someone else’s money is bad form.