Without fear or favour

What happens when the law is inconsistent with a magistrates personal convictions? In northern NSW, Lismore Local Court Magistrate David Heilpern has just retired at the age of 58. In a candid conversation about his working life, its challenges and stresses, he also outlines his misgivings about the NSW drug driving laws which played a big role in his decision to step down. Over 21 years he’s had death threats, he’s been traumatised by child sex abuse cases, he’s been … Continue reading Without fear or favour
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