Rabbi Tzvi Telsner of Chabad in Melbourne “Testified … it would be acceptable for a rabbi to sit in din torah zabala (rabbinical arbitration court) even if the rabbi is a little bit biased (The Australian Jewish News, April 19, 2013, p. 9).
There is no such thing as being a little pregnant or a little biased. Besides being a scoundrel, Telsner is an am haaretz (ignoramus). The rules governing dayanus (judging) demand strict impartiality. In zabala, each side selects a dayan and then those two select a third dayan. Alas, in reality, those selected by each side often are biased but this is a violation of halachah (Jewish law). This ignoramus has turned bad habits into false principal and gone a step further by being stupid enough to assert it in public.
Telsner is the subject of a complaint of intimidation to the Victoria Human Rights Commission by Zephaniah Waks. According to Waks, Telsner is waging this campaign because Mr. Waks supports his son and others in reporting sexual abuse that occurred in Chabad institutions.