Qld governor wants to change ‘right to remain silent’ law

QUEENSLAND’S new governor Paul de Jersey believes arrest laws should be changed in the sunshine state.

The former Qld Chief Justice told ABC Radio he wants to see changes to laws regarding a person’s right to remain silent when being arrested.

Mr de Jersey said people should not have a complete right to silence when being questioned by Police.


“They should be in a position, arguably, where they’re warned that if they don’t tell their story upfront at that stage, the trial judge may comment on that to the jury at a later stage,” he told ABC Radio.

Mr de Jersey said he regrets not changing the laws when he was head of the Supreme Court.