NSW Supreme Court Judges have today resolved not to seek an annual remuneration review in light of present circumstances.
Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said his colleagues had agreed to forego any potential salary increase this year.
"Judges are in a privileged and relatively protected position compared to the great bulk of the community, many of whom are already feeling the devastating effects of what has occurred so far due to the COVID-19 pandemic," he said.
"Supreme Court Judges are unanimous that it would be inappropriate for us to seek a pay rise in such circumstances."
Judges' salaries in NSW are set by the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT), which seeks submissions each year.
Chief Justice Bathurst said he would advise SOORT that the submission of Supreme Court Judges is for no pay increase in 2020.