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Scone Court House

MAGISTRATE Julie Soars began her appointment at the Scone Court House on Thursday and stressed the importance of a licence being a privilege not a right to many who came before her. “With the public transport issues in regional areas most people need their licence to get to work, it is a privilege to have a licence not a right and should be treated as such,” said Magistrate Soars. She also asked, “has Uber come to Scone yet?” Musing most Uber drivers would like longer fares to mine sites. Magistrate Soars also said she preferred anyone on a treatment plan “to be overseen by someone to help keep them responsible and on track.”

On Friday Magistrate Malcolm McPherson stood in for Magistrate Soars and court will not sit in Scone in March, due to training commitments for Magistrates in New South Wales, but will resume in April.

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Ongoing Issues

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