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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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New County Court Judge Appointed

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Patricia Riddell as a judge of the County Court. Ms Riddell brings more than 20 years of legal experience to her new role, specialising in criminal law, occupational health and safety, medical negligence and professional disciplinary matters. Ms Riddell has also represented families, the former Department of […]

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Negotiations With Eastern Maar Traditional Owners To Start

The Andrews Labor Government and the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner group have agreed to commence negotiations to formally recognise Eastern Maar Traditional Owner rights over Crown land in southwest Victoria. The negotiation area stretches from Port Fairy to the Great Ocean Road and up to Beaufort and Ararat, taking in Warrnambool, the Shipwreck Coast and […]

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New Appointment To The Board Of Victoria Legal Aid

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of former Victoria Law Foundation executive director Joh Kirby to the board of Victoria Legal Aid. Ms Kirby is a lawyer, consultant and an experienced board member, and brings significant executive management and legal sector experience to Victoria Legal Aid. She has a deep understanding of the legal […]

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New Judge Appointed To The County Court

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Trevor Wraight QC as a judge of the County Court. Mr Wraight has more than 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, specialising in criminal law, occupational health and safety, coronial inquiries, and professional disciplinary matters. He was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1995 and was […]

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New Appointment To The Magistrates’ Court

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Julie Grainger to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Ms Grainger has been a full-time member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for 11 years, and was previously a sessional member for almost two years. Since December 2015, Ms Grainger has been primarily based in VCAT’s […]

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Kyneton Courthouse Plans Revealed As Works Begin

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled the designs for the Kyneton courthouse which will make it safer and more secure for the community. Attorney-General Martin Pakula visited the historic 160-year-old bluestone Kyneton courthouse today with the Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Kyneton courthouse is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $58.1 […]

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New Victoria Legal Aid Chair Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Bill Jaboor as the new Chair of Victoria Legal Aid. With a distinguished public sector career as CEO of local governments at Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Shepparton and Benalla, Mr Jaboor has helped drive education, employment and development projects in Melbourne’s West and across the state for […]

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