Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Introduced Into State Parlt

Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 Introduced Into State Parlt

22 November 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Bill Introduced Removing Statutory Limitation Period For Child Sexual Abuse Actions Victor P Taffa Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) introduced into State Parliament Bill seeks to remove limitation periods for all child sexual abuse actions Fulfils commitment […]

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Submissions For Anti-Discrimination Act Review Now Open Until 31st January 2018

Submissions For Anti-Discrimination Act Review Now Open Until 31st January 2018

20 November 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Extending Talks On The Anti-Discrimination Act Review Victor P Taffa Territory Government is extending the period for public submissions on the review of the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Attorney-General Natasha Fyles released a Discussion Paper in September calling for submissions on how the Act could be modernised to build safer […]

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Construction Company Prosecuted For Third Time By SafeWork NSW

Construction Company Prosecuted For Third Time By SafeWork NSW

18 November 2017

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Construction Company Fined Over Worker’s Spinal Injuries Victor P Taffa A Sydney construction company has been fined $300,000 for failing to properly manage a faulty gate which fell on a worker, fracturing her lower spine and pelvis, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said. It is […]

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Patricia Riddell Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Patricia Riddell Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

09 November 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Patricia Riddell as a judge of the County Court. “Ms. Riddell’s wealth of knowledge and more than 20 years’ of legal experience means she will make an excellent contribution to the County Court, and I […]

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EOI For ICAC Commissioner Open Until 11 December 2017

EOI For ICAC Commissioner Open Until 11 December 2017

03 November 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles EOI Released For ICAC Commissioner Victor P Taffa Territory Government has started a nation-wide search for a new commissioner to head the Territory’s first Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the government is delivering on its election commitment to restore trust and integrity in government. “Attracting the […]

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Julie Grainger Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

Julie Grainger Appointed To The Magistrates’ Court Of Victoria

02 November 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Appointment To The Magistrates’ Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Julie Grainger to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. “I congratulate Julie Grainger on her appointment and look forward to her ongoing contribution to the Victorian justice system.” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said. “Ms. Grainger has […]

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Trevor Wraight QC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Trevor Wraight QC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

02 November 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Judge Appointed To The County Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Trevor Wraight QC as a judge of the County Court. Mr. Wraight has more than 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, specialising in criminal law, occupational health and safety, coronial inquiries, and […]

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Belinda Coleman Appointed To The Magistrates Court Of Western Australia

Belinda Coleman Appointed To The Magistrates Court Of Western Australia

27 October 2017

Western Australia Attorney-General John Quigley Attorney General Announces New Magistrate Appointment Victor P Taffa New appointment to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia Appointment effective from November 6, 2017 McGowan Government has appointed Belinda Coleman as a magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia. “I congratulate Ms. Coleman on her appointment as a magistrate […]

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Gregory Geason Appointed As Judge To Supreme Court Of Tasmania

Gregory Geason Appointed As Judge To Supreme Court Of Tasmania

25 October 2017

Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer New Judge For The Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Minister for Justice Elise Archer has recommended to the Governor that Mr. Gregory Geason be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Mr. Geason is a highly experienced legal practitioner with over 30 years’ experience practising in […]

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Territory Govt Gives In Principle Support To Alcohol Review

Territory Govt Gives In Principle Support To Alcohol Review

19 October 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Building Safe & Vibrant Communities – NT Alcohol Review Released Victor P Taffa Territory Government has welcomed the Alcohol Policy and Legislation Review handed to government by the Chair of the Expert Alcohol Panel and former Chief Justice of the Northern Territory, Trevor Riley. Attorney-General and Minister for Health Natasha […]

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Attorney-General Announces 8 New Magistrates

Attorney-General Announces 8 New Magistrates

12 October 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Palaszczuk Government Funds Extra Magistrates Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced 8 new magistrates for Queensland, including 6 extra positions funded in the 2017-2018 Budget. New magistrates are: Stephen Courtney (Townsville Domestic and Family Violence Court) Clare Kelly (Southport Domestic and Family Violence Court) Louise […]

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Bill Jaboor Appointed As New Chair Of Victoria Legal Aid

Bill Jaboor Appointed As New Chair Of Victoria Legal Aid

10 October 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Victoria Legal Aid Chair Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Bill Jaboor as the new Chair of Victoria Legal Aid. “Mr. Jaboor has extensive experience delivering major projects and successfully leading complex corporate and government organisations in Victoria.” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said. “These skills, along […]

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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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