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Appointment Of New State Coroner

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of John Cain as a County Court Judge and new State Coroner. Mr Cain will start work in the role in December this year. Mr Cain is currently the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions for Victoria, a role he has served in since 2015. In this role, […]

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New Appointments To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Ms Anne Hassan SC and Mr Kevin Doyle as judges of the County Court. Ms Hassan is a Senior Counsel specialising in criminal law. She was admitted to legal practice in 2000 and signed the Victorian Bar roll in 2003. She has served as a Crown […]

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New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Lisa Nichols QC as Victoria’s newest Supreme Court judge. Justice Nichols was admitted to practice in 1998, joined the Victorian Bar in 2007 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2017. She has extensive senior legal experience in commercial law, regulatory matters including competition and consumer law, […]

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Helping Young People Stay Out Of The Justice System

Funding will be boosted to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay out of the justice system. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy visited WEstjustice in Werribee to announce $480,000 will be provided to the community organisation to deliver the Youth Law – Breaking Cycles of Disadvantage for Young People program over three years. WEstjustice will use […]

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Modernising Victoria’s Appeals System

The Andrews Labor Government is improving and modernising Victoria’s appeals system, making appeal proceedings more efficient and transparent, and better supporting victims. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Criminal Appeals) Bill 2019, introduced into Parliament today, reintroduces the Government’s commitment to abolish ‘de novo’ appeals of criminal cases to the County Court. Currently, when a person is […]

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Consultation Begins On LGBTIQ Conversion Therapy Ban

Victorians are being invited to have their say on proposed new laws to ban harmful conversion therapy and practices targeting LGBTIQ people. Public consultation has begun on the Australian-first proposed laws to ban the dangerous practice of attempting to change someone’s sexual or gender identity. The Andrews Labor Government has already announced it will introduce […]

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Investing In Aboriginal Support Services In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in vital community-controlled services in Shepparton to support Aboriginal people in their interactions with the justice system. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy visited the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative in Shepparton today, which is one of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to share in $14 million in grants. Rumbalara is a community-controlled […]

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Delivering Victoria’s First Dedicated Family Violence Court

Victoria’s first Specialist Family Violence Court is now open in Shepparton, delivering a key project in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission and representing the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment in responding to family violence. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy visited Shepparton today to officially open the purpose-built building, which includes separate court entrances and a […]

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Helping Family Violence Victim Survivors

The Andrews Labor Government is helping victim survivors of family violence access key justice services all in one place with upgrades at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood. Attorney General Jill Hennessy visited the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and announced that the Centre will receive more than $1.5 million to support the expansion of a second […]

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New Appointment To The Magistrates’ Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Meghan Hoare to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Ms Hoare has more than 20 years’ legal experience and will commence her appointment as a magistrate on 1 November 2019. Ms Hoare was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1994 and has worked for […]

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