Gaye Lyons: Australian deaf woman loses legal battle to be juror

Gaye Lyons: Australian deaf woman loses legal battle to be juror
 

A woman from Queensland has lost her legal battle to become the first deaf juror in Australia.
Gaye Lyons' fight began when she was prevented from being a juror for a trial near Brisbane in 2012.
She argued the Queensland government unlawfully discriminated against her by refusing to provide an interpreter, but the High Court unanimously disagreed.
"Why should the powers that be decide what's right for me," she the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
"Why should they decide what I can and can't do."
"Jury duty was something I really wanted to take part in."
Ms Lyons... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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