Category: Attorney-General

New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Julie Condon QC as a judge of the County Court. Ms Condon has more than 20 years’ experience in criminal defence advocacy and has appeared in a number of complex trials before the County Court and the Supreme Court. From 1999 to 2002, Ms Condon took […]

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Making It Fairer For Victims Of Crime

Victims of youth crime will be able to share their stories publicly and child sex offenders will be prevented from using evidence of their good character to argue for lesser sentences, under a suite of new laws to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017 will make […]

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New Police Remand Powers Under Bail Reforms

Police will have new powers to remand an accused person in custody and bail justices will have a more limited role, under the second wave of bail reforms to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill will allow senior police officers to remand a person in custody for […]

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Victorian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize In Australian First

In an Australian first, a Victorian group will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons globally. Founded in Victoria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will be recognised for its efforts which led to 122 nations voting to adopt the United Nations’ Treaty […]

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Getting It Done: Implementing Key Youth Justice Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $23.9 million in the Children’s Court to implement key youth justice reforms to crack down on youth crime and keep the community safe. The funding will help to deliver the Labor Government’s Youth Control Orders introduced as part of the Children and Justice Legislation (Youth Justice Reform) Act 2017, […]

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Making Victoria’s Legal System Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making access to legal services fairer with a $8.9 million boost for Victorian community legal centres. Funding grants have been allocated to 38 individual community legal centres who successfully applied for grants under the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre […]

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New Solicitor-General For Victoria Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Kristen Walker QC as the Solicitor-General for Victoria. Ms Walker replaces outgoing Solicitor-General Richard Niall QC, who was today appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. Ms Walker is one of Australia’s most distinguished advocates and legal scholars, recognised around Australia as a leading […]

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New Court Of Appeal Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Richard Niall QC as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. Mr Niall has been the Solicitor-General for Victoria since 2015, following a distinguished career as one of Australia’s leading advocates and public lawyers. Mr Niall has appeared regularly in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, […]

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Taking Action To Protect Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be better protected under new Victorian laws coming into force tomorrow to support the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme. The new Domestic Violence Order Scheme was created to ensure that in future domestic violence orders made in any state or territory could be automatically recognised and enforced Australia-wide. To […]

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Holding Family Violence Perpetrators To Account

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to reduce family violence with a $1.6 million grants package for intervention programs to hold perpetrators to account. Under the Family Violence Perpetrator Intervention Grants Program which opens today, profit and not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for up to $400,000 in funding to pilot new interventions […]

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