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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Community First With New Sentencing Laws

Community First With New Sentencing Laws

08 July 2017

South Australia Attorney-General John Rau New Sentencing Laws Putting The Community First Victor P Taffa Safety of the community will be front and centre when judges sentence offenders, under new laws passed by State Parliament today. Reforms to South Australia’s sentencing laws aim to better protect the community while giving greater flexibility to the courts […]

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Attorney-General Launches Aboriginal Justice Unit

Attorney-General Launches Aboriginal Justice Unit

06 July 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Launch Of The Territory’s First Aboriginal Justice Unit Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Natasha Fyles today launched a new Aboriginal Justice Unit within the Department of Attorney-General and Justice. New Aboriginal Justice unit will be crucial to improving justice outcomes in the Northern Territory (NT) and will lead the delivery of […]

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Public Consultation Sessions Arranged For Imminent ICAC

Public Consultation Sessions Arranged For Imminent ICAC

02 July 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Restoring Trust As Territorians Have Their Say On ICAC Victor P Taffa Northern Territory (NT) Government is urging all Territorians to have their say on the proposed model for an NT Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles released draft legislation for the anti-corruption watch […]

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New South Wales Courts Receives Funding For Technology Upgrades

New South Wales Courts Receives Funding For Technology Upgrades

26 June 2017

New South Wales Attorney-General Mark Speakman $19.3 Million Technology Boost For New South Wales Courts Victor P Taffa New South Wales (NSW) Government is investing $19.3 Million over 3 years concluding in 2019 to upgrade technology at dozens of Local, District and Supreme courthouses across the state, NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman today announced. Attorney-General Speakman […]

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Ararat Council To Have Effectiveness Investigated By Andrews Govt

Ararat Council To Have Effectiveness Investigated By Andrews Govt

23 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins Commission Of Inquiry Into Rural City Of Ararat Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural City of Ararat’s rating strategy. Decision comes after a request for Government intervention was made by the Victorian Farmers Federation […]

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Queensland Judiciary To Receive New Appointments

Queensland Judiciary To Receive New Appointments

23 June 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Attorney-General Announces New Appointments Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced two appointments to the Supreme Court of Queensland. Justice Ann Lyons will be the new Senior Judge Administrator and District Court Judge Helen Bowskill QC will join the Trial Division as a Supreme Court Justice. […]

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2017-18 State Budget Provides For Redeveloped Surry Hills Children’s Court

2017-18 State Budget Provides For Redeveloped Surry Hills Children’s Court

21 June 2017

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New South Wales Budget To Deliver Fast & Secure Justice Victor P Taffa 2017-18 New South Wales (NSW) Budget will deliver new high-tech courts and fund a range of initiatives to protect our communities and make the justice system faster and more accessible, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced […]

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Rockhampton Courthouse To Be Upgraded

Rockhampton Courthouse To Be Upgraded

19 June 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Government Makes Historic Investment In Rockhampton Courthouse Victor P Taffa In Rockhampton today, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced a $12 Million upgrade to the Rockhampton Courthouse. Attorney-General D’Ath said the existing building was well placed to deliver justice services, but needed an overhaul due to water damage and […]

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Oaths And Affirmations Bill 2017 Goes Before Parliament

Oaths And Affirmations Bill 2017 Goes Before Parliament

07 June 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Laws To Simplify Legal Processes For Victorians Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is making it easier for Victorians to make oaths, affirmations and affidavits. Oaths and Affirmations Bill 2017 introduced today will consolidate, modernise and streamline legal processes to improve accessibility and equality before the law. “This is an important […]

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Kenneth Stanton Appointed To The Launceston Magistrates Court

Kenneth Stanton Appointed To The Launceston Magistrates Court

03 June 2017

Tasmania Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom New Magistrate For Launceston Victor P Taffa Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom is pleased that Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania has appointed Kenneth Stanton to the Launceston Magistrates Court in accordance with the Magistrates Court Act 1987, effective 19 June 2017. Mr. Stanton will bring a wealth […]

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Attorney-General Instructs State Coroner To Hold Inquest Into Whiskey Au Go Go

Attorney-General Instructs State Coroner To Hold Inquest Into Whiskey Au Go Go

02 June 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Statement From Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath On Whiskey Au Go Go Inquest Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said there is no doubt significant public interest in getting answers in relation to the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombing in 1973 in which 15 people died. Given recent events, witnesses who have previously […]

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Offence Of Dangerous Driving Will Transfer To Criminal Code Act 1924

Offence Of Dangerous Driving Will Transfer To Criminal Code Act 1924

30 May 2017

Tasmania Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom Strong Action On Dangerous Driving Laws Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government recognises the terrible effects dangerous driving can have in our community and we are taking strong action to ensure it will not be tolerated on our roads, Acting Attorney-General Matthew Groom said. Dangerous driving has the potential to end […]

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Gail Archer SC Appointed As Judge To Supreme Court Of Western Australia

Gail Archer SC Appointed As Judge To Supreme Court Of Western Australia

29 May 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Appointment Of New Judge To The Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Hon. Gail Archer appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court Attorney General John Quigley today announced the appointment of Gail Archer SC as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. “I congratulate Justice Archer on […]

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Justice Legislation Amendment Bill Brought Before Parliament Of Victoria

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill Brought Before Parliament Of Victoria

25 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Laws To Improve Court Safety And Jury Selection Victor P Taffa Andrews Government introduced new laws in Parliament today to make Victorian courts safer and reduce potential discrimination against women during jury selection. Justice Legislation Amendment (Court Security, Juries and Other Matters) Bill 2017 will give Court Security Officers (CSO’s) […]

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Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

24 May 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Judge For The Court Of Appeal Victor P Taffa Justice Andrew Beech SC appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal Attorney General John Quigley today announced the appointment of the Hon. Justice Andrew Beech SC as a judge of the Court of Appeal. This appointment fills […]

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Tenancy Management Contract Referred To Auditor General

Tenancy Management Contract Referred To Auditor General

23 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerald McCarthy Procurement Process Referred To Auditor General Victor P Taffa Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy will refer to the Auditor General the awarding of the next Alice Springs town camps tenancy management contract. Mr. McCarthy said a recent probity audit report into the […]

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Queensland Appoints Former Judge Michael Forde In Tow Truck Investigation

Queensland Appoints Former Judge Michael Forde In Tow Truck Investigation

21 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey Former Judge Appointed To Lead Crack Down On Unscrupulous Tow Truck Operators Victor P Taffa Queensland Cabinet has endorsed retired District Court Judge Michael Forde to lead an independent 3 month investigation into the towing industry after the extent of the intimidating tactics and shady […]

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