Powers Of CCC To Be Strengthened By Palaszczuk Govt

Powers Of CCC To Be Strengthened By Palaszczuk Govt

23 March 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Palaszczuk Government Moves To Strengthen CCC Powers Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has introduced legislation into Parliament to widen the definition of corruption and provide the Crime and Corruption Commission with broader investigative powers. “This was an important election commitment from the Palaszczuk Government, and it […]

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Community Correction Order Amended Act Takes Effect

Community Correction Order Amended Act Takes Effect

20 March 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Community Correction Order Laws In Force Victor P Taffa New laws preventing courts from using community correction orders (CCO’s) as a sentencing option for the most serious crimes, such as rape and murder, come into force today. Attorney-General Martin Pakula introduced the new laws in October last year to better align […]

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Alice Springs To Host Indigenous Family Violence Conference

Alice Springs To Host Indigenous Family Violence Conference

14 March 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Putting Victims First Through Indigenous Family Violence Conference Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Michael Gunner today joined Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw, advocate Charlie King, and Indigenous community leaders to announce a first-of-its-kind Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference to be hosted in Alice Springs this year. Two-day conference in June […]

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Sarah McNamara Appointed Judge To Local Court Of The Northern Territory

Sarah McNamara Appointed Judge To Local Court Of The Northern Territory

14 March 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles New Local Court Judge Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Natasha Fyles today announced the appointment of new Judge Sarah McNamara to the Local Court of the Northern Territory. “It’s wonderful to welcome someone of Sarah McNamara’s calibre to the Local Court.” Attorney-General Fyles said. “As a long-term Alice Springs resident Judge […]

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Draft Terms Of Reference For Review In Alcohol Policy Released By Minister

Draft Terms Of Reference For Review In Alcohol Policy Released By Minister

13 March 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Responsible Alcohol Policy For A Safer Community Victor P Taffa Health Minister Natasha Fyles today released draft terms of reference for a comprehensive review of alcohol policy in the Northern Territory. Minister Fyles said the Government was determined to tackle the cost of alcohol abuse on our community […]

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Gunner Govt To Put Victims Of Crime First

Gunner Govt To Put Victims Of Crime First

13 March 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Putting Victims First Victor P Taffa Victims of crime will be put first with the Gunner Territory Government planning to pass two key pieces of legislation to tackle youth crime and domestic violence this week. Leader of Government Business Natasha Fyles expects legislation will be passed on urgency to expand […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Temporary Magistrate To Ease Case Backlog

Attorney-General Appoints Temporary Magistrate To Ease Case Backlog

07 March 2017

Tasmania Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin New Temporary Magistrate To Further Ease Backlog Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has announced the appointment of Peter Dixon as a temporary Magistrate for a period of three months. “This will assist finalising the selection process for a full time northern Magistrate.” Attorney-General Goodwin said. Appointment of Mr. Dixon is […]

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Attorney-General Announces New Appointees To Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

Attorney-General Announces New Appointees To Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

06 March 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Four New Magistrates Appointed Victor P Taffa Experience in family violence and prosecutions have been prioritised in the appointment for four new magistrates by the Attorney General Martin Pakula. New appointees to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria are Tony Burns, Raj Malhotra, Thérèse McCarthy and Jacinta Dwyer. “Ms. Dwyer, Mr. Burns, […]

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Hodgman Govt To Provide $1.2 Million For Community Legal Centres

Hodgman Govt To Provide $1.2 Million For Community Legal Centres

04 March 2017

Tasmania Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin $1.2 Million For Legal Assistance Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government will provide $1.2 Million to Community Legal Centres (CLC’s) and the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania (LACT) for 2017/18, Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin said. It will fully offset reductions in Commonwealth funding which apply from 1 July. “Having the budget back on […]

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Andrews Govt To Improve Information Provided For Juries

Andrews Govt To Improve Information Provided For Juries

23 February 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Reforms Continue To Improve Jury Directions Victor P Taffa Andrews Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to further simplify and improve the way information is provided to juries in criminal trials. Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2017 will clarify that jury parades are not an essential part of […]

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Gunner Govt To Legislate For Introduction Of Electronic Monitoring

Gunner Govt To Legislate For Introduction Of Electronic Monitoring

15 February 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Putting Victims First: Use Of Electronic Monitoring To Expand Victor P Taffa Gunner Northern Territory (NT) Government is taking additional action to support victims of crime and break the cycle of crime affecting our community. Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced that Government will seek to pass legislation on […]

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Attorney-General Announces Four New Judicial Commission Board Appointments

Attorney-General Announces Four New Judicial Commission Board Appointments

14 February 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Appointments To New Judicial Commission Board Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed four eminent Victorians to the Board of the Judicial Commission of Victoria, which will be up and running from July. To ensure the Commission is ready to start work from day one, Attorney-General Martin Pakula has appointed to […]

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Attorney-General Announces Appointment Of Four Acting Judges To Supreme Court

Attorney-General Announces Appointment Of Four Acting Judges To Supreme Court

10 February 2017

Tasmania Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin New Acting Judges For Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has announced the appointment of four acting judges to the Supreme Court to commence immediately for two-year terms. Hodgman Government is committed to ensuring that all Tasmanians have access to an efficient and effective criminal and civil justice system […]

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Shadow Treasurer Writes To A-G Regarding Weatherill Govt Federal Election Grant

Shadow Treasurer Writes To A-G Regarding Weatherill Govt Federal Election Grant

07 February 2017

South Australia Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas Auditor-General Asked To Investigate Taxpayer Funds Used To Organise Polling Booth Workers Victor P Taffa Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas has written to the Auditor-General (A-G) calling for an urgent investigation into a $757,500 Weatherill Government grant to an organisation for a political campaign which included workers on polling booths […]

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Specialist High Risk Youth Court To Hold First Sittings In Townsville

Specialist High Risk Youth Court To Hold First Sittings In Townsville

28 January 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk New Court Part Of Townsville Youth Crime Response Victor P Taffa A new Specialist High Risk Youth Court will hold its first sittings in Townsville next week as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s response to youth crime and its causes. Speaking from Townsville Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Court sittings on […]

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Public Submissions For An ICAC Open Until 17 February 2017

Public Submissions For An ICAC Open Until 17 February 2017

22 January 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles An Important Step In Developing ICAC Victor P Taffa Northern Territory government has taken an important step towards developing an anti-corruption watchdog in the Territory, releasing a discussion paper on whistle-blower protection laws. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Natasha Fyles, is calling for public feedback on the discussion paper. “Whistle-blower […]

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VLRC To Review Rules Covering Litigation Funders

VLRC To Review Rules Covering Litigation Funders

16 January 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Making Civil Justice Fairer For Victorians Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will look at ways to better protect Victorians from unfair risks and disproportionate costs when they seek to enforce their rights in court using litigation funders. Attorney-General Martin Pakula has asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) to review the […]

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Attorney-General Announces Amendments To Criminal Code Act

Attorney-General Announces Amendments To Criminal Code Act

15 January 2017

Tasmania Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin Amendments To Criminal Code Act Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has today released for public consultation a draft Bill to amend the Criminal Code Act 1924. Criminal Code Act 1924 Amendment Bill, that follows the approaches of other Australian jurisdictions, introduces amendments to the Criminal Code to modernise rape and penetrative […]

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Potential Class Action Concerning Youth Justice

Potential Class Action Concerning Youth Justice

12 January 2017

Acting Northern Territory Chief Minister Nicole Manison Statement From Nicole Manison Acting Chief Minister Of The Northern Territory Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has been advised of a potential class action concerning youth justice. “We take these matters very seriously.” Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison said. Given the matter is before the courts, it […]

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Charlotte And Oliver Tops Victoria’s Baby Names List For 2016

Charlotte And Oliver Tops Victoria’s Baby Names List For 2016

11 January 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Victoria’s Most Popular Baby Names Revealed Victor P Taffa Charlotte reigned as queen of baby names for girls in 2016, while Oliver took the crown as most popular boys’ name for the third year in a row, according to the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. “Victorian parents have again […]

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