Closed Court for Morcombe Witnesses
Today, in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, matters were finalised for next month’s committal hearing.
The Crown successfully applied to have six witnesses cross-examined in closed sessions, despite strenuous argument from Bosscher Lawyers’ Tim Meehan who argued that the witnesses should testify in open court.
“There is an awful lot of interest in relation to this matter throughout the state and of course throughout the country as well,” Mr Meehan said.
“The principles of open justice we say dictate that these sorts of proceedings should be done open for the public to view.”
It is anticipated that in excess of forty other witnesses will give evidence in open court.