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To: The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP - NSW Attorney General

Amend NSW JP Knowledge test pass mark from the current 100% requirement

The pass mark for new Knowledge test for JPs to renew their membership has been set at 100%. This is ridiculous. Many, many experienced and long-serving JPs are failing this test by even one incorrect answer and being made to re-sit the test several times until they reach the ridiculous 100% pass mark. This pass mark needs to be lowered to 80 or 85%.

Why is this important?

The NSW Govt has introduced a knowledge test for new applicants and renewal of Justices of the Peace. The pass mark for the knowledge test is 100%. This is totally ridiculous as not other test in this world requires such a high pass mark - not even for surgeons, or lawyers - and this impost on a service that is totally voluntary. Many, many experienced and long-serving JPs are failing this test by even one incorrect answer and being made to re-sit the test several times until they reach the ridiculous 100% pass mark.
Come on Mr Speakman. No test that you or any of your public servants who devised this rule would ever have been made to undergo such a rigours test in your entire combined careers. How about showing some common sense and lowing the pass mark to something more practical and acceptable like 80 or 85 per cent.

New South Wales, Australia

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2022-06-01 00:28:02 +1000

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2021-10-13 18:21:51 +1100

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