Chris Finlayson: 'It's appalling Kiwis aren't turning up for jury service'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 11:05AM
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Photo / NZ Herald

Chris Finlayson: 'It's appalling Kiwis aren't turning up for jury service'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 13 Apr 2021, 11:05AM

A former Attorney-General says it's appalling Kiwis aren't doing their civic duty.

Fewer than one-in-five New Zealanders turn up for jury service.

One main problem was the $80-dollars a day compensation has little pull.

Former National cabinet minister Chris Finlayson told Mike Hosking he thinks there's a lot of people happy to take from the country, but not prepared to give.

"People need to front up and recognise that, as citizens, they have a duty to do jury service."

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