Topic: Justice

New Gatehouse To Boost Security And Keep People Safe

A new purpose-built, state-of-the-art gatehouse at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre will help keep Victoria’s maximum security women’s prison safe and secure. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today opened the new gatehouse, which is significantly larger than the original gatehouse which has been used since the prison opened in 1996. It features stronger security including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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