Topic: Justice

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Laws To Be Fixed So Jail Means Jail For Emergency Worker Attacks

Anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence, with the Andrews Labor Government to toughen statutory minimum prison sentencing laws and further limit the use of community corrections orders. Following recent sentences, it has become clear that the statutory minimum prison sentencing laws put in place by the previous Liberal […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Protecting Our Emergency Workers: Joint Statement

The Andrews Labor Government has given The Police Association Victoria and the Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria assurances that anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence. Premier Daniel Andrews today met with representatives from The Police Association Victoria and Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria, on behalf of the Emergency Services Federation, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Laws To Protect Victorians From Violent Offenders

The state’s most serious violent offenders will be subject to continued detention and supervision even after their prison sentence has expired under tough news laws to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Serious Offenders Bill is part of the Labor Government’s $390 million investment to overhaul the post-sentence scheme and will expand […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Building a strong and secure corrections system

Victoria’s prisons will be more secure than ever before, with new plans to strengthen our corrections system. To help keep our state safe, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 invests $689.5 million to build a new 700 bed maximum-security men’s prison at the Lara Prison Precinct. The expansion follows the record investment by the Andrews Labor Government […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Families and Children

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release