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Oliver And Olivia Reign Supreme As Top 10 Baby Names Revealed

Olivia and Oliver are Victoria’s most popular baby names once again, for the second year in a row for Olivia and an impressive six years running for Oliver, with 419 girls and 537 boys receiving the names in 2019. Acting Attorney-General Ben Carroll today visited the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital today to meet […]

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Expanding Victoria’s Dedicated Family Violence Courts

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence through the creation of a dedicated Specialist Family Violence Court in Ballarat. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams visited Ballarat today to officially open the state-of-the art building, with a separate court […]

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New Appointments To The Magistrates’ Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Mr Trieu Huynh and Ms Marita Altman to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Mr Huynh has worked on a range of complex cases including homicides, sex offences and Commonwealth matters. Mr Huynh was admitted to legal practice in 2006. He started his legal career as […]

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Improving Access To Justice For Class Actions

The Andrews Labor Government is improving access to justice and making it easier to bring class actions for silicosis, wage theft and other forms of wrongdoing – under new legislation before the Parliament. The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019 will pave the way for class actions – including cases of silicosis and wage theft […]

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New Pro Bono Platform To Increase Access To Justice

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the launch of a new online system that will improve access to legal representation for the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. The new platform will allow courts to refer self-represented litigants to barristers for pro bono services. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy formally launched the Victorian Bar’s Pro Bono Platform […]

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New Laws To Modernise Appeals In Victoria

New laws to modernise Victoria’s criminal appeals system have passed Parliament today, making appeal proceedings more efficient and reducing the burden on victims and witnesses. The legislation includes reforms to abolish de novo appeals of criminal cases to the County Court. Under the new law, when a person is found guilty by the Magistrates’ or […]

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Faster Dispute Settlement For Grampians And Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is helping people resolve disputes more efficiently with the expansion of the Fast Track Mediation and Hearing service to the Grampians and Gippsland. The Labor Government is providing $6.26 million over four years to support the service, which delivers on recommendations from the Access to Justice Review. This service delivers faster […]

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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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