Why does Melbourne Children's Court allow DHS solicitors to run the show?

The idea of a court is that two parties put forward their stories, their evidence and the magistrate makes  a decision based upon the legislation and requirements of government departments, and the statements of the parties, particularly that which is backed up with credible evidence.

So when a kidnapping is involved, why would anybody, particularly a magistrate, allow unsubstantiated evidence and statements to be given heavy weight when deciding if the kidnap is credible.

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