Judge removed from Alice Springs court over 'insensitive' comments to boy

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Investigation finds the judge’s remarks fell short of judicial misconduct but were nevertheless ‘gratuitous and unnecessary’

A Northern Territory judge has been removed from the Alice Springs youth court for a series of “gratuitous and unnecessary” comments that brought the judiciary into disrepute.

An investigation found judge Greg Borchers lacked “courtesy, tolerance, patience, and sensitivity”, resulting in his removal from the Alice Springs youth court until his return was deemed appropriate.

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