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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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New Chief Magistrate Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan as Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Victoria. Judge Hannan brings an enormous wealth of experience to the role of Chief Magistrate, having served for eight years as a Magistrate and Coroner, and 13 years as a County Court […]

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New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of magistrate and coroner Rosemary Carlin as a judge of the County Court of Victoria. Ms Carlin has more than 30 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, prosecuting many jury trials and appearing regularly in the Court of Appeal. Since being admitted to practice in 1985, Ms […]

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Fairer Birth Certificates For Trans And Gender Diverse Victorians

Trans and gender diverse Victorians wanting to alter the sex recorded on their birth certificate will no longer need to undergo sex affirmation surgery under new laws passed by the Andrews Labor Government. The new laws will allow applicants to self-nominate the sex listed in their birth registration as male, female, or any other gender […]

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Statement On Judicial Commission Investigation

I have been advised by the Judicial Commission of Victoria that it has dismissed an allegation of misconduct concerning State Coroner Judge Sara Hinchey. On 8 April 2019, the Commission announced that it has referred a complaint to an investigating panel. The panel has considered the matter and found that there was no evidence to […]

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Victims To Have Their Say On Wage Theft

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for victims of wage theft to have their say about new wage theft offences at the first of a series of wage theft forums in Northcote. The Labor Government is holding forums across Victoria and will consult a range of employer groups and unions to ensure the new laws […]

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New Health-Based Response To Public Drunkenness

The Andrews Labor Government will decriminalise public drunkenness and replace it with a health-based response, in order to provide vulnerable Victorians with appropriate help and support. Abolishing the offence of public drunkenness was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, almost 30 years ago, and has been reiterated by numerous […]

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New Appointment To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Mr Arushan Pillay as a judge of the County Court. Mr Pillay has represented numerous statutory bodies including the Medical Panels Victoria, the Nurses Board of Victoria, the Victims of Crimes Assistance Tribunal, and the Legal Aid Commission. He was nominated for the Victorian Bar’s Pro […]

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Respected Judge To Lead Victorian Law Reform Commission

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of former Justice the Hon. Anthony North as the Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Mr North has had a distinguished career in law that spans more than four decades. He was admitted to practice in 1973 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989. He […]

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