The Court has released a new podcast series – Gertie’s Law – to help the community more closely engage with the work of the Court.
The Court has today launched its new podcast series – Gertie’s Law – to help the community more closely engage with the work of the Court.
Each episode will explore a different aspect of the Supreme Court. Episode One is a curtain-raiser on how the Court works, with subsequent episodes exploring sentencing, historic and important cases, the jury system, parole, digital transformation and regional sittings.
The title of the podcast is in reference to the Lady Justice statue above the William Street entrance of the Supreme Court, which is colloquially known as ‘Gertie’.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Anne Ferguson said she hoped Gertie’s Law would bring to life elements of the Court that people might be unaware of or rarely heard about.
“We wanted to produce our own podcast to help people more easily understand the work of the Court, who our judges are, what we do, and why we make the decisions that we do,” the Chief Justice said.
In time, the series will dive into some of the lesser-known, misunderstood or complex parts of the Court’s work, and will include interviews with judges, Court staff, sentencing and mental health experts and journalists.
The first episode is available to stream now via the Supreme Court website or you can listen and download wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will be released fortnightly.