Topic: Justice

Supporting Community Legal Centres To Reach More People

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the work of Victoria’s Community Legal Centres with more funding to help them support more Victorians. The second round of Integrated Services Fund grants, worth $1.8 million, will support the extension of partnerships between Community Legal Centres and other service providers like health services, and consumer groups. Integrated services […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Synergy A Pathway To Success For Young Victorians

More than 100 young Victorians have received the vital help and training they need to get on the straight and narrow thanks to Mission Australia’s Synergy Auto Repairs Program. The program, which is celebrating its fifth birthday, has repaired more than 3000 vehicles and offers a vital pathway to jobs or further training for young […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Youth Justice

Preventing Terrorist Attacks And Keeping Our Streets Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to combat terrorist and lone wolf attacks and keep the community safe, with more investments for the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and CBD security. To ensure Victoria Police and other agencies have the specialist tools they need to help prevent serious incidents of mass violence, the Victorian Budget 2019/20 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Statement On The Royal Commission Into Informants

The reporting timelines for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will be extended after a request from the Royal Commission. The Royal Commission will now provide a progress report to Government by 1 July 2019. It will complete all hearings in March 2020, with a final report to be provided to the […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Giving Kids A Chance To Reboot Their Lives

More than 25 at-risk young people have been given a second chance to turn their lives around through a program backed by the Andrews Labor Government. The ReBoot youth crime prevention program, run by Anglicare, identifies the services and support each individual young person needs to stay out of contact with the criminal justice system. […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Crime Prevention

Suppression Order Overhaul Passes Parliament

Victims of sexual or family violence who want to speak publicly about their experiences will have more freedom to do so thanks to new laws from the Andrews Labor Government. The Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019, which passed Parliament today, amends existing laws to reinforce the presumption in favour of open justice […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Two New Magistrates Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of two new magistrates to the Victorian Magistrates’ Court. Suzette Dootjes and Shiva Pillai have years of diverse legal experience and will begin their judicial appointments on 30 April 2019. Ms Dootjes was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1983 and has worked for […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Judges Appointed To The County Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Elizabeth Brimer SC and George Georgiou SC as judges of the County Court. Ms Brimer signed the Bar Roll in 1999 and was appointed Senior Counsel in November 2018. She has extensive experience in civil, criminal, commercial administrative and OH&S law, and has appeared in […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Jacinta Forbes QC as Victoria’s newest Supreme Court judge. Ms Forbes joined the Victorian Bar in 2000 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2014. She has extensive senior legal experience including specialisation in areas of professional negligence, personal injury, product liability and general common law […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Justice Service Centre Opens In Melbourne CBD

Vital justice services can now be accessed at a new hub in the Melbourne CBD, improving services for Victorians. Minister for Corrections Ben Carroll today officially open the Melbourne Justice Service Centre, at 50 Franklin Street in the CBD which was previously home to Qantas and Trans Australia Airlines. Members of the community can visit […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections