Topic: Justice

New Laws Clarify Coroners Court Appeals

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to have coronial findings reviewed with new laws introduced into Parliament to ensure the Coroners Court has the power to set aside findings in and reopen historical cases. The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018, will ensure that the Coroners Court can set aside findings […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Laws To Crack Down On Emergency Worker Attacks

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on people who attack and injure emergency workers on duty by making sure they are given a custodial sentence, as well as further limiting the use of community correction orders. The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018 will be introduced into Parliament today, and will make injuring an […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Delivering Safer Court Facilities In Hamilton

The Andrews Labor Government is providing safer court facilities at the Hamilton Court House with a refurbishment completed ahead of schedule. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Hamilton Court House to inspect the upgrades, which include a new private waiting area and interview room – providing victims of crime with a safe space away from […]

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New Appointment To Equal Opportunity Board

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Rebecca Dabbs to the Board of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Ms Dabbs is a partner at Ernst & Young in Climate Change and Sustainability Services, where she works on sustainability and health, as well as safety and environment primarily focused on large-scale […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Strengthening Laws On Young Parolees

The Andrews Labor Government is toughening up laws targeting the state’s most serious young offenders on parole by introducing electronic monitoring and other measures to better protect the community. In a Victorian first, electronic bracelets will be used to better monitor young offenders and ensure they are complying with the conditions of their parole, like […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

New Laws To Support Family Violence Victim Survivors

Victim survivors of family violence will be able to provide recorded statements via body-worn cameras, under new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today. The Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Bill 2018 will allow for a recorded statement taken by police at family violence incidents – at trial sites in […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New Funding Grants For Legal Assistance Services

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $2 million to support community legal centres across the state to help disadvantaged Victorians. The grants will support the extension of existing integrated partnerships, or the delivery of integrated services between legal centres and other service providers. Integrated services give vulnerable members of the community better access to legal […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Improved Health And Justice Outcomes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $1.6 million for eight Health Justice Partnerships across the state which will help vulnerable Victorians have better access to justice. The Labor Government’s funding announcement today will see each partnership receive $200,000 so they can continue until 2020. Health Justice Partnerships work by adding lawyers from community legal centres […]

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New Funding For Bendigo’s Health Justice Partnership

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $200,000 of funding to ensure the Bendigo Health Justice Partnership can continue to help vulnerable Victorians until 2020. This partnership has successfully operated formally since 2014 and enables a lawyer from Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre to be on site at the Bendigo Community Health Service, ensuring that locals […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

New County Court Judge Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Michael Cahill SC as a judge of the County Court. Mr Cahill has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal profession, including appearing in jury trials in the Supreme, County and appellate courts. He has also appeared before Royal Commissions, the Coroner’s Court and other […]

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