Topic: Justice

More Prison Beds To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s prison system with more than 470 new beds to be opened in prisons across the state. The Labor Government is providing almost $345 million to help fund the additional beds, as well as a new dedicated premises for the Adult Parole Board and the new Post-Sentence Authority. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Julie Condon QC as a judge of the County Court. Ms Condon has more than 20 years’ experience in criminal defence advocacy and has appeared in a number of complex trials before the County Court and the Supreme Court. From 1999 to 2002, Ms Condon took […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Making It Fairer For Victims Of Crime

Victims of youth crime will be able to share their stories publicly and child sex offenders will be prevented from using evidence of their good character to argue for lesser sentences, under a suite of new laws to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017 will make […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Police Remand Powers Under Bail Reforms

Police will have new powers to remand an accused person in custody and bail justices will have a more limited role, under the second wave of bail reforms to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill will allow senior police officers to remand a person in custody for […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Getting It Done: Implementing Key Youth Justice Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $23.9 million in the Children’s Court to implement key youth justice reforms to crack down on youth crime and keep the community safe. The funding will help to deliver the Labor Government’s Youth Control Orders introduced as part of the Children and Justice Legislation (Youth Justice Reform) Act 2017, […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Making Victoria’s Legal System Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making access to legal services fairer with a $8.9 million boost for Victorian community legal centres. Funding grants have been allocated to 38 individual community legal centres who successfully applied for grants under the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund, and the Community Legal Centre […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Mobster’s Mate Tries To Water Down Organised Crime Laws

Not content with eating lobsters with alleged mobsters, Liberal Leader Matthew Guy is now trying to water down laws that directly target organised crime to stop the harm they cause in our state. The Andrews Labor Government’s Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 would put in place tough new Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPO), which are designed to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Victoria First State To Pass Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws

The Victorian Parliament this afternoon passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill after a comprehensive, historic and passionate debate in both lower and upper houses. The legislation will now go through an 18-month implementation period before it comes into effect in June 2019. Victorians living with a terminal illness will have access to voluntary assisted dying […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Solicitor-General For Victoria Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Kristen Walker QC as the Solicitor-General for Victoria. Ms Walker replaces outgoing Solicitor-General Richard Niall QC, who was today appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. Ms Walker is one of Australia’s most distinguished advocates and legal scholars, recognised around Australia as a leading […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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, […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release