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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Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD Extended As VCAT President

Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD Extended As VCAT President

18 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Top Judge To Continue As VCAT President Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the extension of the Honourable Justice Greg Garde AO RFD as President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for a further year. “Justice Garde has made a substantial contribution as the President of VCAT […]

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McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

McGowan Govt Introduces No Body No Parole Legislation To Parliament

17 May 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley No Body, No Parole Legislation Introduced To Parliament Victor P Taffa New legislation will ensure convicted murderers who refuse to co-operate with investigations are not released on parole Similar legislation has already been introduced in Victoria, Northern Territory and South Australia and is being […]

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New Karratha Courthouse Opens For Hearings

New Karratha Courthouse Opens For Hearings

17 May 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Karratha Courthouse Additions Equal A Boost To Justice Services Victor P Taffa Pilbara court users to benefit from new facilities Access to justice in the Pilbara has improved with the opening of a purpose-built addition to the Karratha Courthouse. New courthouse includes components from the former temporary Kununurra […]

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South Australia Government Takes ZERO Tolerance Approach To Drug Driving

South Australia Government Takes ZERO Tolerance Approach To Drug Driving

11 May 2017

South Australia Minister for Road Safety Peter Malinauskas New Laws Target Drug Drivers Victor P Taffa South Australian Government is taking a zero tolerance approach to drug driving, with legislation being introduced to Parliament today proposing an immediate loss of licence for first time offenders. “Drug drivers have become a growing safety risk on our […]

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Attorney-General To Upgrade Communication Within Criminal Justice System

Attorney-General To Upgrade Communication Within Criminal Justice System

11 May 2017

South Australia Attorney-General John Rau Modernising South Australia’s Criminal Justice System Victor P Taffa Attorney-General John Rau has introduced a bill containing measures aimed at modernising communication within South Australia’s criminal justice system. Summary Procedure (Services) Amendment Bill 2017 introduced to Parliament yesterday will allow the immediate enforcement of paedophile and child protection restraining orders. […]

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Carolene Gwynn Appointed As New Judge Of The County Court

Carolene Gwynn Appointed As New Judge Of The County Court

10 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Magistrate Appointed As County Court Judge Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula has today announced the appointment of Carolene Gwynn as a new judge of the County Court. “Ms. Gwynn brings more than two decades of legal experience to her new role and she has an extensive knowledge of family violence […]

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Attorney-General D’Ath Appoints New Magistrates For Queensland

Attorney-General D’Ath Appoints New Magistrates For Queensland

08 May 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Magistrates To Serve Queensland Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has today announced the appointment of three more Magistrates for Queensland. Catherine Benson has been appointed to the bench of Rockhampton and Emerald Magistrates Courts, Michelle Dooley to Southport and James Morton to Mt. Isa. “I’ve […]

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Gunner Govt Debates Key Bills As Promised During Election

Gunner Govt Debates Key Bills As Promised During Election

08 May 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Delivering Election Commitments For A Safer Territory Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government is delivering on its election commitments with several key pieces of legislation debated in Parliament this week. Liquor Legislation Amendment Bill Introduced To Parliament BDR Legislation Introduced To Parliament Parole Amendment Bill Introduced To Parliament Consumer Affairs […]

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Attorney-General Recognises Long Career Of Senior Judge Justice John Byrne

Attorney-General Recognises Long Career Of Senior Judge Justice John Byrne

06 May 2017

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Attorney-General Pays Tribute To Retiring Senior Judge Justice John Byrne Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has paid tribute to Queensland’s Senior Judge Administrator and judge, Justice John Byrne, who will be retiring in August. Attorney-General D’Ath has recognised the Honourable Justice Byrne’s career on the bench, […]

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Ted Woodward SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Ted Woodward SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

04 May 2017

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Judge Appointed To The County Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Martin Pakula has announced the appointment of Ted Woodward SC as a new commercial judge of the County Court. “I congratulate Mr. Woodward on his appointment and look forward to seeing the contribution he will make to the Commercial Division […]

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Strata Manager Found Guilty Of Fraud

Strata Manager Found Guilty Of Fraud

03 May 2017

New South Wales Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean Light-Fingered Agent Jailed Over $370,000 Fraud Victor P Taffa Former property manager Mark Anthony Kolodynski has been sentenced to 18-months in jail with a 12-month non-parole period for stealing more than $370,000 from real estate trust accounts. Mr. Kolodynski, of Panania, pleaded guilty in […]

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Gunner Govt To Establish An Independent Commission Against Corruption

Gunner Govt To Establish An Independent Commission Against Corruption

29 April 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Restoring Trust: Delivering Open And Transparent Governance Victor P Taffa Gunner Territory Government is delivering on its election promise to restore trust in government by providing $3 Million in Budget 2017 to establish and operate an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said Budget 2017 also provides the […]

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McGowan Govt Provides Financial Aid For Community Legal Centres

McGowan Govt Provides Financial Aid For Community Legal Centres

26 April 2017

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley State Government To Meet Community Legal Centres Funding Shortfall Victor P Taffa State Government to provide community legal centres with almost $1.2 Million to compensate for the loss of funding from the Legal Contribution Trust Federal Government has announced it will restore funding to the community legal sector McGowan […]

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Honourable John Sulan QC Appointed As Next Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council

Honourable John Sulan QC Appointed As Next Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council

20 April 2017

South Australia Attorney-General John Rau New Chair Of Sentencing Advisory Council Announced Victor P Taffa Honourable John Sulan QC has been appointed as the next chair of South Australia’s Sentencing Advisory Council. “John Sulan understands the importance of community confidence in the justice sector, while adhering to the principles of the law. He will be […]

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Gunner Govt Recycles BDR Scanners

Gunner Govt Recycles BDR Scanners

13 April 2017

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Scanners Ready For BDR And A New Pilot Program For Drive Thru Bottle Shops Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles has confirmed that the Territory Government owned scanners will be re-used for the Banned Drinker Register, with a pilot trial of a new mobile App solution rolled […]

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Hodgman Govt To Amend Youth Justice Act 1997

Hodgman Govt To Amend Youth Justice Act 1997

12 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding Evade Police Laws To Be Strengthened Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government will this week introduce new legislation to crack down on Police evaders, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Rene Hidding said. “Evading Police has emerged as a significant problem for Tasmania Police and […]

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