2 Supreme Court Justices Appointed By Attorney-General

2 Supreme Court Justices Appointed By Attorney-General

07 February 2020

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Supreme Court Justices Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the appointment of two new Justices to the Supreme Court Trial Division. Attorney-General D’Ath said Frances Williams and Peter Callaghan SC were important additions to Queensland’s Supreme Court bench. Frances Williams “Frances Williams has […]

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Acting Judge David Frearson SC Appointed State Parole Authority Chair

Acting Judge David Frearson SC Appointed State Parole Authority Chair

05 February 2020

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New South Wales Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections Anthony Roberts New Chair For State Parole Authority Victor P Taffa A highly regarded District Court Acting Judge with more than 20 years’ experience as a Crown Prosecutor has been appointed as the new Chairman of the State Parole […]

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Maximum Manslaughter Penalty Will Increase To 25 Years’ Imprisonment

Maximum Manslaughter Penalty Will Increase To 25 Years’ Imprisonment

05 February 2020

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy New Legislation To Increase Manslaughter Sentences Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will introduce legislation to increase the maximum penalty for manslaughter from 20 to 25 years’ imprisonment. “We’re increasing the maximum sentence for manslaughter to ensure the range of sentencing appropriately reflects the broad range of culpability we see in these […]

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Parole Board Appointments Announced By Attorney-General

Parole Board Appointments Announced By Attorney-General

31 January 2020

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Parole Board Appointments Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government is pleased to announce former Police officer, Randolph Wierenga has been appointed as a deputy member of the Parole Board, while lawyer Kate Cuthbertson has been re-appointed as a member for another 3 years, Attorney-General Elise Archer said. Last year, the Tasmanian Government […]

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2 People Caught Under New Right To Farm Laws

2 People Caught Under New Right To Farm Laws

31 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall First Vigilantes Caught By New Right To Farm Laws Victor P Taffa 2 people have been charged under new laws introduced last year by the New South Wales Government which target and crackdown on illegal farm invaders. Changes to the Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901 late last […]

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Mark Livesey QC Appointed To South Australia’s New Court Of Appeal

Mark Livesey QC Appointed To South Australia’s New Court Of Appeal

27 January 2020

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman First Appointment To New Court Of Appeal Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has announced that eminent barrister, Mark Livesey QC, has been appointed to South Australia’s new Court of Appeal. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said the appointment brought the establishment of a dedicated Court of Appeal for South Australia one step […]

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Bushfire Fundraising Authority Required

Bushfire Fundraising Authority Required

16 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson Authority For Bushfire Fundraisers Victor P Taffa Following the unprecedented community response to the bushfire crisis, Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson has reminded those who have collected over $15,000 to apply for authority to fundraise. “Community has done an extraordinary job fundraising for victims of […]

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Criminal Law (Unlawful Consorting) Bill 2019 To Be Introduced

Criminal Law (Unlawful Consorting) Bill 2019 To Be Introduced

13 January 2020

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Anti-Consorting Scheme For Western Australia Victor P Taffa Criminal Law (Unlawful Consorting) Bill 2019 to be introduced into State Parliament next month New offence of unlawful consorting will attract a maximum 5-year jail term Effective consorting laws will make it harder for convicted offenders to engage in planned […]

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Queensland Top 10 Baby Names Revealed For Year 2019

Queensland Top 10 Baby Names Revealed For Year 2019

11 January 2020

Queensland Acting Attorney-General Mark Ryan Olivia And Oliver Queensland’s Most Popular Baby Names In 2019 Victor P Taffa For the first time in 5 years Queensland has a new favourite girls’ baby name with Olivia climbing from fourth in 2018 to take top spot in 2019. Oliver remains the most popular boys’ name taking out […]

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Victoria Top 10 Baby Names Revealed For Year 2019

Victoria Top 10 Baby Names Revealed For Year 2019

08 January 2020

Victoria Acting Attorney-General Ben Carroll Oliver And Olivia Reign Supreme As Top 10 Baby Names Revealed Victor P Taffa Olivia and Oliver are Victoria’s most popular baby names once again, for the second year in a row for Olivia and an impressive 6 years running for Oliver, with 419 girls and 537 boys receiving the […]

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Top Tasmanian Baby Names For Year 2019

Top Tasmanian Baby Names For Year 2019

06 January 2020

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Top Tassie Baby Names For 2019 Victor P Taffa Congratulations to all of the delighted parents, family members and friends of the 5735 babies born in Tasmania throughout 2019 (2,989 boys & 2,746 girls). Willow and Oliver were the most popular baby names in Tasmania during 2019, Attorney-General Elise Archer said. […]

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Deed Of Settlement Entered Into For Long-Running Bell Litigation Case

Deed Of Settlement Entered Into For Long-Running Bell Litigation Case

02 January 2020

Western Australia Treasurer Ben Wyatt Insurance Commission Enters Deed Of Settlement For Bell Litigation Victor P Taffa Deed of Settlement seeks to bring closure to costly litigation The Bell Group case is one of Australia’s longest running liquidations Settlement could be effected in 12 months State Government’s insurer, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, has […]

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Queensland Human Rights Act Commences 1 January 2020

Queensland Human Rights Act Commences 1 January 2020

01 January 2020

Queensland Acting Attorney-General Anthony Lynham Queensland Human Rights Act Commences Today Victor P Taffa Historic human rights legislation comes into force today (1 January 2020), further enhancing the protections for Queenslanders in their dealings with public entities. Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Anthony Lynham said the commencement of Queensland’s Human Rights Act 2019 meant […]

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David Wolf Appointed Deputy IBAC Commissioner

David Wolf Appointed Deputy IBAC Commissioner

30 December 2019

Victoria Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings New Deputy IBAC Commissioner Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed David Wolf as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today made the announcement, with Mr. Wolf to join fellow IBAC Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller in assisting […]

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Children’s Court Appointments Announced By Attorney General

Children’s Court Appointments Announced By Attorney General

25 December 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Appointments To The Children’s Court Announced Victor P Taffa Sarah Dewsbury and Wendy Hughes appointed as magistrates of the Children’s Court Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of two magistrates. Ms. Sarah Dewsbury and Ms. Wendy Hughes have been appointed as magistrates and will […]

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District Court Appointments Announced By Attorney General

District Court Appointments Announced By Attorney General

25 December 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley District Court Appointments Include First Aboriginal Judge Victor P Taffa Magistrate David MacLean and Charlotte Wallace, a Senior Member of the State Administrative Tribunal, appointed as judges of the District Court Attorney General John Quigley has announced the appointment of two senior judicial officers, one of whom is believed […]

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Ministerial Statement On 2011 Floods Court Matter

Ministerial Statement On 2011 Floods Court Matter

21 December 2019

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Queensland Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham Statement By Shareholding Ministers in Seqwater and SunWater Victor P Taffa 2011 floods had a devastating impact on Queenslanders. Floods class action was heard in the New South Wales Supreme Court and the decision was undoubtedly a defining moment for […]

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Ian Press SC Appointed To The District Court

Ian Press SC Appointed To The District Court

14 December 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Prosecutor Appointed To The District Court Victor P Taffa Respected prosecutor Ian Press SC has been appointed to South Australia’s District Court. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said Mr. Press would commence work on January 20, shortly before the retirement of Judge Sydney Tilmouth in February next year. “With more than 30 […]

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Judge Tanya Fong Lim Appointed Deputy Chief Judge Of The Local Court

Judge Tanya Fong Lim Appointed Deputy Chief Judge Of The Local Court

11 December 2019

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Territorian Appointed Deputy Chief Judge Of The Local Court Victor P Taffa Judge Tanya Fong Lim has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Judge of the Northern Territory Local Court. Appointment of Judge Fong Lim fills a vacancy left by Judge Elizabeth Morris who was appointed Chief Judge of the […]

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Two District Court Judges Appointed By Attorney-General

Two District Court Judges Appointed By Attorney-General

07 December 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Two District Court Judges Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman has today announced two experienced South Australian lawyers will be appointed as judges of the District Court, replacing Judge Paul Rice, who retired earlier this month, and Judge Jack Costello, who will retire in January next year. Joana Fuller […]

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