Topic: Justice

Keeping Victorians Safe From Serious Offenders

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victorians safe with a record investment designed to monitor Victoria’s most serious offenders more closely and securely than ever before. The $308 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 will implement the recommendations of the Harper Review, commissioned after the tragic death of 17-year-old Masa Vukotic. We promised we […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Understanding Reoffending To Improve Community Safety

An expert consortium conducting world-leading research into serious violent and sexual offending has been set up in Melbourne, thanks to $1.6 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney today officially opened the Catalyst Consortium at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn. Forensic psychologists Professor James Ogloff AM, Director of the centre, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

An Independent Voice For Community Safety

One of the nation’s most experienced and respected police officers will report on the implementation of the Community Safety Statement reforms as the Andrews Labor Government delivers record investment to drive down crime across Victoria. Former Victoria Police homicide squad detective and Secretary of the Police Association Ron Iddles OAM APM will come out of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Business And Cultural Leaders Appointed To VEOHRC Board

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). Laurinda Gardner and Faddy Zouky will serve on the Commission’s board for the next five years and will help set policies, priorities and strategies for the Commission. Laurinda Gardner has more […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Drug Court To Drive Down Ice Use And Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the new $32 million Melbourne Drug Court which will make our community safer by driving down ice use and drug crime. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the launch of the Melbourne Drug Court, which was funded through Stage 2 of the Ice Action Plan. The Melbourne Drug Court supervises offenders […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Laws To Stamp Out Violence At Public Events

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new public order laws and harsher penalties to stamp out violence at protests or public events. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Public Order) Bill 2016 will include new statutory offences of affray and violent disorder, and additional police powers to keep the community safe. The Control of Weapons Act currently […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Community Correction Order Laws In Force

New laws preventing courts from using community correction orders (CCOs) as a sentencing option for the most serious crimes, such as rape and murder, come into force today. Attorney-General Martin Pakula introduced the new laws in October last year to better align sentencing with community expectations. The Sentencing (Community Correction Order) and Other Acts Amendment […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Ararat Community To Have A Voice In New Secure Facility

The Community Advisory Group set up to oversee community consultation for a new secure facility in Ararat will meet for the first time tonight. The group will be chaired by former Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Bill Jones and includes current Mayor, Paul Hooper, local residents and business owners, as well as senior members of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections, Western Victoria Region

More Support For Aboriginal Prisoners

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting programs that strengthen Aboriginal prisoners’ cultural connections and reduce recidivism through grants worth almost $2.5 million. Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney announced the Kaka Wangity, Wangin-Mirrie Aboriginal cultural program grant recipients at the Aboriginal Justice Forum in Geelong tonight. The organisations delivering the culturally focused programs in prisons and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Victoria Calls On Commonwealth To Reverse Savage Cuts

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Commonwealth Government to reverse its cruel cuts to Victorian community legal services. Federal funding for Victorian community legal centres has been slashed by nearly 30 per cent after the Commonwealth decided to axe support for the vital community services from 2017-18. Attorney-General Martin Pakula, Member for Batman […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release