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Review Of Victims Of Crime Assistance Act Tabled

The Andrews Labor Government has tabled the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of how state-funded financial assistance is provided to victims of crime under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 (Vic). In December 2016, the government asked the Commission, in particular, to consider specific matters about the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) and […]

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New Appointment To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Magistrate Philip Ginnane as a judge of the County Court. Mr Ginnane was appointed to the Magistrates’ Court in 2011, and since 2016 has been the Supervising Magistrate for the Court’s Civil Division. He is a member of the Municipal Electoral Tribunal, which considers disputes arising […]

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Four Magistrates Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Letizia Torres, Jacqueline Billings, Randall Kune and Stephen Ballek to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Letizia Torres is a barrister with more than two decades’ experience appearing in a wide range of criminal matters in the Magistrates’ County and Supreme courts. She has appeared extensively for […]

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Appointment Of Victoria Legal Aid Managing Director

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of senior public sector executive Louise Glanville as Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid, the first woman to head the organisation. Ms Glanville has almost two decades’ experience working in senior leadership roles for the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Since mid-2017, she has been the Chief Executive […]

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Appointment To The Victorian Law Reform Commission

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Dan Nicholson as a new commissioner to the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Mr Nicholson is the Executive Director of Criminal Law and Executive Director for the Western Suburbs region at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA), where he has worked in a number of executive roles since 2012. […]

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Crown Counsel Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of barrister Liam Brown as Crown Counsel. Since being called to the Bar in 2010, Mr Brown has maintained a broad practice as a barrister, appearing in a number of high profile cases, inquiries and inquests, and providing advice on a range of government and public law […]

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Improving Justice Outcomes For Aboriginal People

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening self-determination and reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Victoria’s justice system as part of a major boost under Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, the fourth phase of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement. The Labor Government is investing $40.3 million as part of a five-year agreement – the largest commitment to […]

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Five New Magistrates Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Michelle Mykytowycz, Michael McNamara, Jade Bott, Jacinta Studham and Russell Kelly as new magistrates to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Ms Mykytowycz has worked as a barrister at Crockett Chambers, practicing in defence and prosecution of criminal law matters, including sex offences, and working with the […]

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Four New Judges Appointed To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Sarah Dawes, Dr Martine Marich, Scott Johns QC and David Sexton as four new judges of the County Court. Sarah Dawes has been a magistrate since 2006, frequently hearing cases relating to serious criminal offending, including sexual offences and bail applications. She has also been a […]

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Suppression Order Overhaul Underway

The Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victorian suppression order laws to make it clear that suppression and closed court orders are exceptions to the principle of open justice and should only be made when necessary. The Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2018 will be introduced in to Parliament today and will reinforce the […]

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