Category: Attorney-General

New Board Member Appointed To VEOHRC

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Matthew Finnis to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). Mr Finnis has been the Chief Executive Officer of St Kilda Football Club since 2014, and has a long history of championing equality. Under his leadership, St Kilda played the first […]

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Victims Of Crime Sought For Consultative Committee

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest from Victorians who have been victims of crime to serve as representatives on the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee. The Labor Government is seeking to appoint seven new community representatives who have experience in dealing with the impact of serious crimes, and who are committed […]

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Correcting The Historical Records Of Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government will take action to address a serious historical injustice which saw Victorians effectively given criminal records for needing state care as children. Historical recording practices meant that children who were removed from their homes or who needed state care were subject to care and protection applications, which may have been recorded […]

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Guardianship Laws Overhauled

The Andrews Labor Government introduced new laws this week to better protect the rights of adults with disability to make and participate in decisions that affect their lives. The Guardianship and Administration Bill 2018 will replace outdated laws from 1986 to define decision-making capacity, including a presumption that a person has the capacity to make […]

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New Director Of Public Prosecutions For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Kerri Judd QC as new Director of Public Prosecutions, and Brendan Kissane QC as new Chief Crown Prosecutor. Ms Judd, who is the first woman to be appointed as the Director of Public Prosecutions, has more than 25 years of legal experience. Since August 2016 she […]

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New Legal Resources For Aboriginal Victorians

Aboriginal Victorians will have better access to culturally appropriate legal information and resources, as part of a new initiative launched today. The resources aim to give Aboriginal Victorians more information about their right to choose who can make decisions on their behalf using Victorian powers of attorney laws. The new resources include a brochure for […]

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New Security Officers For Edenhope Court

Edenhope residents will soon have access to safer and more secure court facilities as part of a state-wide rollout of Court Security Officers at Victorian courts under the Andrews Labor Government. Attorney-General Martin Pakula announced that the Edenhope Court will have three Court Security Officers from Friday, 16 February 2018. The new Court Security Officers […]

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New Appointment To The Coroners Court

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of barrister Darren Bracken as a new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Mr Bracken has more than 20 years’ experience as a barrister in Australia and overseas, regularly appearing before the Supreme and County Courts as a prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions. He […]

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Support Dogs Comfort Victims Of Crime

Support dogs are providing comfort to victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court, under a pilot program being extended by the Office of Public Prosecutions. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today joined John Cain, Solicitor for Public Prosecutions, to announce the Victims Support Dog 12-week Pilot Program would be extended into 2018. Since October, […]

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Revealed! The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017

Oliver and Charlotte still reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names according to figures released today by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Royal Women’s Hospital to meet some of Victoria’s babies with the most popular names. The 2017 statistics show Oliver has been the most […]

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