Liquor Control Act 1988 To Be Amended

Liquor Control Act 1988 To Be Amended

18 February 2018

Western Australia Minister for Tourism and Racing and Gaming Paul Papalia Responsible Sale Supply And Consumption Key Driver In Wave Of Liquor Reforms Victor P Taffa Minimising alcohol-related harm key focus of liquor reforms to be introduced in State Parliament next week Changes seek to prevent further proliferation of large liquor barns McGowan Government is […]

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Unlicensed Building Contractor Arrested And Extradited To New South Wales

Unlicensed Building Contractor Arrested And Extradited To New South Wales

17 February 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Rixon Arrested In Queensland Victor P Taffa Unlicensed building contractor Matthew Geoffrey Rixon has been arrested on the Gold Coast and is being extradited to New South Wales. Earlier this month Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean warned consumers not to deal with Rixon, who has […]

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Activities Of Former RSL President Don Rowe Referred To New South Wales Police

Activities Of Former RSL President Don Rowe Referred To New South Wales Police

12 February 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Bergin Report Into RSL Fundraising Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has today released the report of former NSW Supreme Court Judge Patricia Bergin into the fundraising activities of RSL NSW, RSL Welfare and Benevolent Institution and RSL LifeCare. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean […]

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Attorney-General Suspends Queensland Electoral Commissioner

Attorney-General Suspends Queensland Electoral Commissioner

12 February 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Statement From The Attorney-General And Minister For Justice Victor P Taffa Governor in Council has today approved a recommendation by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath to immediately suspend the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s Commissioner Walter van der Merwe, pending a show cause notice, as a consequence of serious allegations […]

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Darren Bracken Appointed To The Coroners Court Of Victoria

Darren Bracken Appointed To The Coroners Court Of Victoria

08 February 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Appointment To The Coroners Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government announced the appointment of barrister Darren Bracken as a new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. “Mr. Bracken has shown outstanding dedication and respect for the law throughout his career and will bring a range of skills to his […]

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Refurbished Kingaroy Courthouse Well Received By The Community

Refurbished Kingaroy Courthouse Well Received By The Community

08 February 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Kingaroy Courthouse Refurbishment Complete Victor P Taffa Kingaroy community has welcomed the completed refurbishment of the town’s courthouse with an official opening by Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath. Attorney-General D’Ath said the $5.3 Million renovation was long overdue and hoped it would bring greater access to justice for the community. “Original courthouse was […]

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Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Introduced To Parliament

Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Introduced To Parliament

07 February 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Laws Protect Students From Sexual Predators Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government today introduced legislation to expand special care laws to ensure a teacher who has a sexual relationship with any student at their high school can face jail time. “School students are entitled to a […]

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Transformation Of Surry Hills Children’s Court Is Now Complete

Transformation Of Surry Hills Children’s Court Is Now Complete

02 February 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Historic Sydney Children’s Court Rebooted Victor P Taffa $38 Million transformation of one of New South Wales’s oldest children’s courts is complete, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Surry Hills Children’s Court by Attorney General Mark Speakman. “107-year-old building, which hasn’t operated as a court for almost […]

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Three New Judicial Appointments Announced By The Attorney General

Three New Judicial Appointments Announced By The Attorney General

01 February 2018

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Attorney General Announces Three New Judicial Appointments Victor P Taffa Wendy Gillan appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia Gail Sutherland appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia Leonie Forrest appointed as an acting magistrate of the Family Court of Western […]

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New South Wales Baby Names List For 2017 Announced

New South Wales Baby Names List For 2017 Announced

21 January 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Oliver Still Number 1 For Boys & Charlotte Reigns With Girls Victor P Taffa Kindergarten classrooms and daycare centres will welcome plenty of new faces in 2018 and there’s a good chance Oliver, Charlotte, William and Olivia will be on the roll call, Attorney General Mark Speakman said […]

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Attorney General Announces Three New Magistrates For New South Wales

Attorney General Announces Three New Magistrates For New South Wales

17 January 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Three New Magistrates For New South Wales Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of Peter Thompson, Stuart Devine and Daniel Covington as magistrates of the Local Court of New South Wales. “Three new magistrates are drawn from Legal Aid NSW and the Office […]

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Victoria Top Baby Names For 2017 Released

Victoria Top Baby Names For 2017 Released

12 January 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017 Revealed Victor P Taffa Oliver and Charlotte still reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names according to figures released today by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Royal Women’s Hospital to meet some of Victoria’s babies […]

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Opposition Refers Former Treasurer Curtis Pitt To Parliament’s Ethics Committee

Opposition Refers Former Treasurer Curtis Pitt To Parliament’s Ethics Committee

08 January 2018

Rail Express David Loneragan Former QLD Treasurer Accused Of Misleading Parliament Over QR Union Deal Victor P Taffa Former Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt is to be referred to the Parliament’s ethics committee by the Liberal National Party (LNP) opposition, after the latter has claimed to be in possession of documents revealing that former Treasurer Pitt […]

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Queensland Top Baby Names List For 2017

Queensland Top Baby Names List For 2017

03 January 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Charlotte And Oliver Top Queensland’s Most Popular Baby Names In 2017 Victor P Taffa Charlotte and Oliver have remained Queensland’s most popular baby names, while names such as Harper, Ivy, Hudson and Henry are becoming more popular. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the most popular baby name lodged […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Two New Judges To The Supreme Court

Attorney-General Appoints Two New Judges To The Supreme Court

28 December 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Two New Judges Appointed To The Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government announced the appointment of senior legal practitioners Michelle Quigley QC and John Champion SC as Judges of the Supreme Court. “Ms. Quigley and Mr. Champion each bring a wealth of legal experience to the Supreme Court and I […]

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Justice Kim Hargrave QC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

Justice Kim Hargrave QC Appointed As Judge To Court Of Appeal

28 December 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Court Of Appeal Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government announced the appointment of Justice Kim Hargrave QC as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. “I congratulate Justice Hargrave on his appointment as a Judge of the Court of Appeal following four years’ of outstanding leadership as the principal […]

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Gina O’Rourke SC Appointed As Judge To The District Court Of New South Wales

Gina O’Rourke SC Appointed As Judge To The District Court Of New South Wales

27 December 2017

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Leading Prosecutor Appointed To The District Court Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman announced the appointment of Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor Gina O’Rourke SC as a judge of the District Court of New South Wales. “Ms. O’Rourke is an outstanding barrister who has prosecuted more than 200 […]

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Attorney General Appoints New Commissioners To Land & Environment Court

Attorney General Appoints New Commissioners To Land & Environment Court

27 December 2017

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Land & Environment Court Commissioners Victor P Taffa New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman announced the appointment of a new Senior Commissioner and 4 Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court (LEC). Attorney General Speakman said Susan Dixon will become a Senior Commissioner, replacing Rosemary Martin […]

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Minister Welcomes 18 New Correctional Officers To Tasmanian Prison Service

Minister Welcomes 18 New Correctional Officers To Tasmanian Prison Service

25 December 2017

Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer More Correctional Officers For The TPS Victor P Taffa Minister for Justice Elise Archer has officially welcomed 18 new Correctional Officers to the Tasmanian Prison Service (TPS) following the successful completion of 13 weeks rigorous training. “New recruits join a dedicated, skilled and professional workforce that contributes to a […]

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EOI Open For Northern Territory Liquor Commission

EOI Open For Northern Territory Liquor Commission

23 December 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles EOI Called For Northern Territory Liquor Commission Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is delivering safe and vibrant communities with Expressions of Interest (EOI) released for members of the Territory’s planned Liquor Commission. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles said this was a key recommendation from the Alcohol Policy […]

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