The Herald are currently running a poll asking ‘[s]hould people facing charges punishable by less than three years imprisonment be able to be tried by a judge alone?’
The only problem with this question is that currently unless the defendant elects otherwise all such charges if possibly punishable by more than three months jail are tried before a Judge alone. It is only if the defendant makes a conscious decision to elect having a jury trial that such a trial can eventuate.
It would help for a properly reasoned debate about the issues for the correct information to be supplied by our media.
[One fears Greg might be expecting a little too much]