Moving south for a better quality of life is a tactic more familiar to the US than Australia.
Reg Marron has resigned his appointment after 5 years as a Victorian magistrate, following a decade at the Victorian Bar. He leaves his role as the coordinating magistrate for the north-east region of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria to take up an appointment to the Tasmanian magistracy.
Mr Marron was originally from Launceston and practiced law there after obtaining his degree from the University of Tasmania, so a return to his hometown can hardly be characterised a defection.
He will take up his new appointment on 17 August 2009.