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New Judge Appointed To Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of leading commercial barrister Kevin Lyons QC as a judge of the Supreme Court. Mr Lyons has over two decades of experience as a barrister specialising in contract, negligence, equity and class actions, consumer and commercial criminal law, as well as in building and insurance, and wills […]

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New Victoria Legal Aid Board Director Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of John O’Donoghue as a new Director to the Board of Victoria Legal Aid. Mr O’Donoghue has been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2005, after first starting work at the consulting firm 16 years earlier. He has worked with mining companies, agricultural businesses, retail and fast-moving consumer […]

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New Counter-Terrorism Laws To Keep The Community Safe

Victoria’s counter-terrorism laws will be overhauled to better protect Victorians from terror attacks, under a suite of reforms to be introduced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2018 allows for preventative detention of terror suspects by police for up to four days, creates a presumption against bail and parole […]

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New Laws Introduced For National Redress Scheme

A National Redress Scheme for Victorian survivors of institutional child sexual abuse is a step closer under new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. Under the Victorian National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018, the Government will refer powers to the Commonwealth to ensure that Victorian state institutions […]

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New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of criminal barrister Mandy Fox QC as a judge of the County Court. Ms Fox has more than 20 years’ experience as a barrister appearing for both the prosecution and defence in a wide range of criminal matters including murder, fraud, slavery, foreign bribery, drug matters, sex […]

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Boost For Family Violence Perpetrator Programs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced five organisations will share in a $1.75 million grants package to help reduce family violence by expanding the delivery of specialist perpetrator intervention programs. Bethany Community Support, Drummond Street Services, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, the Centre for Non Violence, and Dardi Munwurro received grants under the Family Violence Perpetrator Intervention […]

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Stronger, safer, fairer: investing in Victoria’s justice system

More judges and magistrates will be recruited and there will be more support for victims of crime thanks to new investments included in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 that will see a stronger, safer justice system in Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government will invest $257.4 million to recruit new judges and magistrates, better support victims of […]

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New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Melinda Richards SC as a judge of the Supreme Court. Ms Richards has been Crown Counsel for Victoria since 2015, where she has advised and appeared for the Victorian Government on a wide range of matters. She also assisted the Government by participating in two major […]

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New VCAT President Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Michelle Quigley as the new President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Justice Quigley was appointed to the Supreme Court in December last year and is the first woman to be appointed as the President of VCAT. Prior to her Supreme […]

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Talks Advance With Traditional Owners In Victoria’s West

Negotiations are advancing between the Andrews Labor Government and the Wotjobaluk Peoples to create a new Recognition and Settlement Agreement for Traditional Owners in the state’s west. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today met with the Wotjobaluk Peoples and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council as part of the negotiations. The meeting was followed by a tour of […]

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