Topic: Justice

Building A Safer And More Secure Youth Justice System

The Andrews Labor Government is modernising Victoria’s youth justice system through a modified design of Cherry Creek and continued operation of the Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Centres. Consistent with recommendations from the Armytage/Ogloff Youth Justice Review and Strategy, the Labor government will adopt an interim youth justice system configuration when the Cherry Creek facility […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Increasing Capacity At Barwon Prison

An additional 162 new beds will be built at Barwon Prison as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.8 billion major investment to ensure Victoria’s prison system is able to meet future demand. The new maximum-security beds are expected to be operational in 2021, enabling the prison to accommodate 640 prisoners. Supporting infrastructure for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Detention Unit For Most Dangerous Offenders

A detention unit to house Victoria’s most dangerous offenders after they have completed their prison sentences has been opened at Barwon Prison. The new 10-bed Piper Detention Unit is a key part of the Andrews Labor Government’s expanded post-sentence scheme to protect the community from serious criminals who pose a significant risk to the public. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Local Crime Prevention Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in local community crime prevention projects with applications now open for the Community Safety Fund. Minister for Crime Prevention Ben Carroll was in Bayswater today to announce applications for Community Safety Fund grants of up to $25,000 are now open. Since 2015, the Labor Government has provided almost $3 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Findings Released Into Review Of Barwon Prison Assault

The independent review into the serious assault on prisoner Tony Mokbel at the maximum-security Barwon Prison has delivered 16 recommendations for Corrections Victoria and the Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government appointed the Honourable David Ipp AO QC, a former New South Wales Appeal Judge and former Commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release