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Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Circuit - World Class Top End Drama

Photo: Drew Ellis, the latest lawyer to join the chaotic and challenging world of the Kimberley Circuit Court.

The Circuit follows a magistrate and an entourage of court officers and lawyers on a regular five-day 2000 kilometre round-trip to dispense justice to the remote communities of north Western Australia.

It’s a tough gig for anyone, but for Drew Ellis, a city blackfella, it’s a rude awakening as he quickly comes to realise that one law for two cultures does not always equal a fair go.

The Circuit is a marvellous show for anyone who wants to see just how different and varied Australian life can be. For overseas readers who really do want to see a different world, the series is coming out on DVD.

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