The government announced today that it has appointed Chief Magistrate Ian Gray as a judge of the County Court, and State Coroner, with effect from 29 November 2012.
That means there will a vacancy for the Chief's job. Although the job description probably won't include "herding cats", no doubt the successful application will need such dexterity for such a demanding and complex job. Ian Gray has seen the Court in to the internet age, where it was one of the first to start a twitter account and implement a social media policy. It will be interesting to see what the future will hold!