The Audit Office of New South Wales has published the Auditor-General's Report to Parliament 2007 Volume Five. In its commentary on government agencies, the state's auditor has reported on the efficiency ofï¿½the courts. It found that NSW courts hadï¿½aï¿½clearance rate "close to or above 100 per cent in the majority of courts for both criminal and civil matters in 2005-06."
The clearance rate indicates whether a court is keeping up with its workload. It measures the number of cases finalised as a percentage of the cases registered in the same period. A clearance rate above 100 per cent indicates a court is clearing its backlog of cases.
The report is available from theï¿½Audit Office web siteï¿½>
29 November 2007