Topic: Justice

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

New Safeguards For Prison Sport Programs

Corrections Victoria’s prison sports programs will recommence with strict new eligibility criteria and safeguards as part of a series of reforms by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government ordered a wide-ranging review of the program last year, which has been operating for around 70 years, and is currently running at Beechworth and Dhurringile minimum […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Corrections Staff Honoured For Their Dedicated Service

Two Corrections Victoria staff have been awarded the Australian Corrections Medal in recognition of their years of dedication to corrections. Maria Fazio and Teu Bentley were presented with their medals by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, at a special ceremony at Government House today. Ms Fazio joined Corrections Victoria in 1992 and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

First Meeting Of Workplace Manslaughter Taskforce

The Andrews Labor Government’s new workplace manslaughter taskforce has today held its inaugural meeting – to discuss tough new laws to keep workers safe. The Workplace Manslaughter Implementation Taskforce was announced earlier this month as the first step in developing new legislation to make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence. Led by the Member for Sydenham […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety, Western Victoria Region

New Appointment To Judicial Commission Of Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Dr Helen Szoke AO as a member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria. Dr Szoke has announced her retirement, effective from 16 August, from her position as the Chief Executive Officer for Oxfam Australia, where she has led a distinguished career in the fields of human […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release