State lawyer's conditions to be looked at: Minister
Incoming Justice Minister Bire Kimisopa (pictured) has vowed to look into the conditions of state lawyers with a view to improving them.
The hard working minister is also expected to also make 'sweeping changes' within the department which has been plagued a lot of criticisms.
Mr Kimisopa told a media conference that this move will see lawyers put more effort into their work.
The high turn over of lawyers to the private sector has been a major concern, resulting in government lawyers, being overworked, a concern Mr Kimisopa wants to address immediately.
Mr Kimisopa has also announced that two expatriates will be recruited to fill in the vacant Attorney-General and the Solicitor General's position.
He said this will help improve the current negative image of the two offices.
Mr Kimisopa added that he was not against nationals, occupying the two offices, but they must be 'professionals'.
As police minister he played a key role in the recruitment of the Enhanced Cooperation Package (ECP), which saw Australian Federal Police personnel (AFP) work with their counterparts.
Mr Kimisopa has also been instrumental in pushing for salary increases for the disciplined forces, a decision welcomed by the members of the police force.