JP’s Celebrates 50 Years

JP’s Celebrates 50 Years

19 September 2017

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman JP’s Honoured For 50 Years Of Service Victor P Taffa A ceremony today at New South Wales Parliament House has honoured more than 120 Justices of the Peace (JP’s) who have been serving the community since The Beatles ruled the pop charts and a loaf of bread cost […]

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Fiona McLeay Appointed As Victoria’s New Legal Services Commissioner

Fiona McLeay Appointed As Victoria’s New Legal Services Commissioner

19 September 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Legal Services Commissioner Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Fiona McLeay as Victoria’s new Legal Services Commissioner. Ms. McLeay is an experienced senior executive, lawyer and board director, and will replace long-serving Commissioner Michael McGarvie who steps down on 26 September. “I congratulate Ms. McLeay […]

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Fran Medina And Rodney Higgins Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

Fran Medina And Rodney Higgins Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

19 September 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Two New Appointments To The Magistrates’ Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Fran Medina and Rodney Higgins to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. “I congratulate Ms. Medina and Mr. Higgins on their appointments to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said. “They are both […]

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McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

McGowan Govt Announces Two Judicial Appointments

17 September 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Two Important Judicial Appointments Announced Victor P Taffa Judge David Parry appointed as Deputy President of the State Administrative Tribunal Belinda Lonsdale appointed as judge of the District Court of Western Australia Appointments will become effective from October 9, 2017 McGowan Government has appointed Judge David Parry as Deputy […]

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Labor’s Watered Down Police Evasion Laws Passes Through Parliament

Labor’s Watered Down Police Evasion Laws Passes Through Parliament

13 September 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding Tougher Laws For Evading Police Now In Effect Victor P Taffa Police evaders will now face tougher penalties with the Government’s strong new laws coming into operation from today, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding said. “From today, penalties have been increased […]

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Kylie Schulz Appointed To Replace Magistrate Melanie Little

Kylie Schulz Appointed To Replace Magistrate Melanie Little

06 September 2017

South Australia Acting Attorney-General Jack Snelling Kylie Schulz Appointed As New Magistrate Victor P Taffa Experienced South Australian lawyer Kylie Schulz has been appointed as a Magistrate to fill the vacancy to be created by the retirement of Magistrate Melanie Little. “I would like to congratulate Kylie Schulz on her appointment.” Acting Attorney-General Jack Snelling […]

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Attorney-General Updates Justices Of The Peace Handbook

Attorney-General Updates Justices Of The Peace Handbook

02 September 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath JPs Given New Tools To Better Serve Queenslanders Victor P Taffa Queensland Justices of the Peace (JP’s) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdec’s) have a new set of tools to help them deliver their vital work for Queenslanders. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the latest hardcopy edition of the […]

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Attorney-General Opens New Office For The Public Guardian

Attorney-General Opens New Office For The Public Guardian

29 August 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles New Office For The Public Guardian Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has officially opened the new base for the Office of the Public Guardian in Darwin today.  Attorney-General Fyles said Territorians want and deserve to live in safe, vibrant and inclusive communities and the Office of the Public Guardian […]

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Jennifer Rosengren And Bernard Porter QC Appointed As District Court Judges

Jennifer Rosengren And Bernard Porter QC Appointed As District Court Judges

25 August 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Two New District Court Judges Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced the appointment of 2 new judges to the District Court in Brisbane. Barristers Jennifer Rosengren and Bernard Porter QC will take up their appointments on Monday. “Both have already made substantial contributions to the […]

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Parole Amendment Bill Aims To Reduce Incarceration And Recidivism

Parole Amendment Bill Aims To Reduce Incarceration And Recidivism

25 August 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Parole Amendment Bill Passed Through Parliament Victor P Taffa Territory Government has taken an important step towards breaking the cycle of crime in the Northern Territory, with the Parole Amendment Bill passed by Parliament today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles said Territorians want and deserve to live in […]

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Fees For BDR Identification To Be Waived

Fees For BDR Identification To Be Waived

21 August 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Territorians Urged To Get ID For BDR Victor P Taffa Territory Government will waive the fees for 2 key forms of identification from today, to ensure all Territorians have ID for the Banned Drinker Register (BDR). Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Birth Certificates and Evidence of Age […]

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ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament This Week

ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament This Week

21 August 2017

Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison ICAC Legislation Introduced To Parliament Victor P Taffa Territory Government is delivering on a major election commitment with legislation to create an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) introduced to Parliament this week. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said the ICAC is critical to delivering good governance in the […]

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Aileen Ryan QC And Paul Higham Appointed As Judges Of The County Court

Aileen Ryan QC And Paul Higham Appointed As Judges Of The County Court

15 August 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Two New Judges Appointed To The County Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Aileen Ryan QC and Paul Higham as judges of the County Court. Aileen Ryan QC Ms. Ryan has more than 30 years’ legal experience and a wealth of knowledge in commercial law. […]

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Kathrine Morgan-Wicks Appointed As Acting Secretary To Department Of Justice

Kathrine Morgan-Wicks Appointed As Acting Secretary To Department Of Justice

13 August 2017

Tasmania Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom New Acting Secretary Of The Department Of Justice Victor P Taffa Following the resignation of the Secretary of the Department of Justice, Mr. Simon Overland, the Government has appointed Kathrine Morgan-Wicks as Acting Secretary, Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom said. Mrs. Morgan-Wicks is a Barrister and Solicitor, is currently Deputy Secretary […]

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Honourable Justice Anne Ferguson Appointed To Lead Supreme Court Of Victoria

Honourable Justice Anne Ferguson Appointed To Lead Supreme Court Of Victoria

11 August 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Chief Justice For Victoria Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Anne Ferguson as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. “Justice Ferguson is widely respected in the Victorian legal profession and by her judicial colleagues for her intellect, leadership […]

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Michael O’Connell SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Michael O’Connell SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

26 July 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Michael O’Connell SC as a judge of the County Court. “During a 30-year legal career, Mr. O’Connell has earned a reputation within the legal community as a strong criminal law and human rights advocate.” Attorney-General […]

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3 New Magistrates Appointed By Attorney-General

3 New Magistrates Appointed By Attorney-General

26 July 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Attorney-General Appoints 3 New Magistrates Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula has appointed three top barristers to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria today. Abigail Burchill, Carolyn Burnside and David Starvaggi have been appointed as magistrates after forging highly successful legal careers. “Mr. Starvaggi, Ms. Burnside and Ms. Burchill are highly experienced […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Peta Stilgoe OAM To The Land Court Of Queensland

Attorney-General Appoints Peta Stilgoe OAM To The Land Court Of Queensland

22 July 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Land Court Member Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has appointed Peta Stilgoe OAM as the new member of the Land Court of Queensland. Attorney-General D’Ath said as a current Senior Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Ms. Stilgoe brought a wealth of expertise to the Land […]

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Magistrate Jayne Basheer Appointed As Deputy State Coroner

Magistrate Jayne Basheer Appointed As Deputy State Coroner

13 July 2017

South Australia Attorney-General John Rau New Deputy State Coroner To Be Assigned Victor P Taffa Chief Magistrate will assign Magistrate Jayne Basheer as Deputy State Coroner, who will work alongside the State Coroner on a number of inquests for up to 18 months. “Ms. Basheer is a highly experienced Magistrate and I’m confident that she […]

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Darwin Public Information Sessions On ICAC Scheduled

Darwin Public Information Sessions On ICAC Scheduled

10 July 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Darwin Residents Have Their Say On ICAC Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles is urging Darwin residents to have their say on how the NT Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) should operate. Attorney-General Fyles said a public information session will be held in Darwin today, with […]

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