NSW courts are keeping up with the workload


The Audit Office of New South Wales has published the Auditor-General's Report to Parliament 2007 Volume Five. In its commentary on government agencies, the state's auditor has reported on the efficiency of�the courts. It found that NSW courts had�a�clearance rate "close to or above 100 per cent in the majority of courts for both criminal and civil matters in 2005-06."

The clearance rate indicates whether a court is keeping up with its workload. It measures the number of cases finalised as a percentage of the cases registered in the same period. A clearance rate above 100 per cent indicates a court is clearing its backlog of cases.

The report is available from the�Audit Office web site�>

29 November 2007

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