Legal Aid Commission Of Tasmania Receives $600,000 For Ongoing Services

Legal Aid Commission Of Tasmania Receives $600,000 For Ongoing Services

05 March 2019

Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer Legal Assistance For Vulnerable Tasmanians Victor P Taffa Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and the Magistrates Court of Tasmania will receive funding for important projects under the 2019 Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund Grants. “More than $2 Million will be distributed to 12 organisations across the State, confirming the Hodgman Government’s […]

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Riverland Community Justice Centre Appreciated By Local Community

Riverland Community Justice Centre Appreciated By Local Community

02 March 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Local Demand For Riverland Community Justice Centre Skyrockets Victor P Taffa Since the Marshall Government reopened the doors to the Riverland Community Justice Centre in December last year, over 40 legal advice services have been provided out of the office in Berri. Outreach services have also been provided in surrounding […]

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Special Commission Of Inquiry Into Ice Established By New South Wales Govt

Special Commission Of Inquiry Into Ice Established By New South Wales Govt

28 February 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian Enhanced Powers And Public Hearings For Special Commission Of Inquiry Victor P Taffa Special Commission of Inquiry into ice established by the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government will, subject to the Governor’s approval, be granted enhanced powers and, at the Commissioner’s direction. Special Commission of Inquiry will […]

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Mick Dodson Appointed Northern Territory’s First-Ever Treaty Commissioner

Mick Dodson Appointed Northern Territory’s First-Ever Treaty Commissioner

22 February 2019

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Northern Territory’s First-Ever Treaty Commissioner Appointed Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today announced Katherine-born Yawuru man and former Australian of the Year Professor Mick Dodson as the Northern Territory’s first-ever Treaty Commissioner. “Territory Government will deliver a Treaty for the Northern Territory.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Two New District Court Judges

Attorney-General Appoints Two New District Court Judges

22 February 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Two New District Court Judges Appointed Victor P Taffa South Australia’s District Court will soon welcome two new judges, with the appointments of experienced lawyers Jo-Anne Deuter and Michael Durrant confirmed today. Ms. Deuter and Mr. Durrant have been appointed as District Court judges, replacing Judge Gordon Barrett, who retires […]

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7 Tips For Piece Of Mind When Moving House

7 Tips For Piece Of Mind When Moving House

08 February 2019

Victoria Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz Know Your Rights When Moving House Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is urging Victorians who are moving to be vigilant when hiring a furniture removal company, following a jump in the number of reports about removal and freight services. “Moving house can be a stressful time so it’s […]

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State Govt Removes Barrier On Abuse Compensation Claims For People

State Govt Removes Barrier On Abuse Compensation Claims For People

05 February 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Limitations On Abuse Compensation Claims Removed Victor P Taffa State Government has removed a major barrier preventing people who were abused as children from obtaining compensation for the abuse they experienced. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said new laws have come into effect removing the statute of limitations on compensation claims for […]

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Premier Announces Greater Accountability And Transparency Measures

Premier Announces Greater Accountability And Transparency Measures

02 February 2019

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian Tough New Public Sector Integrity Measures Victor P Taffa Corrupt politicians will have nowhere left to hide under tough new measures designed to deliver even greater accountability and transparency to New South Wales politics. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced that the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government will: […]

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Queensland Court Recording And Transcription Service To Be Updated

Queensland Court Recording And Transcription Service To Be Updated

29 January 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Model For Court Recording And Transcription In Queensland Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is moving ahead with a new model for the provision of court recording and transcription services in Queensland. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the recording of proceedings in the State’s courts and tribunals, and […]

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Changes To The Corrections Act 1997 Comes Into Effect On 1 July 2019

Changes To The Corrections Act 1997 Comes Into Effect On 1 July 2019

26 January 2019

Tasmania Minister for Corrections Elise Archer Police Experience On The Parole Board Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is calling for expressions of interest from former Police officers to join the Parole Board, following passage of legislation to amend the Corrections Act 1997. Including a member with Policing experience is an important measure to ensure community […]

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Charlotte And Oliver Tops Queensland Baby Names Lists From 2018

Charlotte And Oliver Tops Queensland Baby Names Lists From 2018

20 January 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Queensland’s Most Popular Baby Names For 2018 Revealed Victor P Taffa Charlotte and Oliver reign supreme for the fourth year running as the most popular baby names in Queensland. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the most popular baby names lodged through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and […]

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Charlotte And Noah Tops New South Wales Baby Names Lists From 2018

Charlotte And Noah Tops New South Wales Baby Names Lists From 2018

19 January 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Charlotte Keeps The Crown For Girls As Noah Leads Boys List Victor P Taffa Noah, Oliver, Charlotte, Amelia, William and Olivia have continued to maintain their top 10 positions in the state’s most popular baby names for 2018, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. “It was a photo […]

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Robert John Fardon To Be Automatic Reportable Offender For Rest Of His Life

Robert John Fardon To Be Automatic Reportable Offender For Rest Of His Life

16 January 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Statement From Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Victor P Taffa Robert John Fardon will be an automatic reportable offender for the rest of his life under the Palaszczuk Government’s tough new legislation to protect the community from child sex offenders. After Fardon’s order under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 ceased on […]

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Child Abuse Survivors Now Have A Clearer Legal Path

Child Abuse Survivors Now Have A Clearer Legal Path

07 January 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman A Clearer Path For Child Abuse Survivors To Sue Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has eliminated a legal roadblock that prevented thousands of survivors of child abuse from suing churches and other institutions responsible for their suffering, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. “I’m pleased my […]

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Oliver And Olivia Are Victoria’s Top Baby Names For 2018

Oliver And Olivia Are Victoria’s Top Baby Names For 2018

03 January 2019

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy Oliver And Olivia The Top Baby Names For 2018 Victor P Taffa Olivia and Oliver reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names, according to figures released by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Attorney-General Jill Hennessy today met baby William, just one of the 436 Williams born in […]

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Fishing Boat Forfeited To The State As Restaurant Manager Is Fined

Fishing Boat Forfeited To The State As Restaurant Manager Is Fined

24 December 2018

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner Seized Black Marketer’s Boat Serves As A Warning Victor P Taffa A fishing boat has been forfeited to the state and a recreational fisher and restaurant manager fined more than $8,600 for black marketing of redclaw. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner […]

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2017-18 Most Complained About New South Wales Councils List Released

2017-18 Most Complained About New South Wales Councils List Released

23 December 2018

New South Wales Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton Council Misconduct Tops Complaint List Victor P Taffa For the second year in a row, council misconduct allegations have topped the annual list of complaints by residents and ratepayers. Minister for Local Government Gabrielle Upton says this outcome underlies the need for the new codes of […]

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Immediate Suspension For Teachers Facing Serious Criminal Charges

Immediate Suspension For Teachers Facing Serious Criminal Charges

22 December 2018

South Australia Minister for Education John Gardner Teachers Facing Serious Criminal Charges Can Now Be Suspended Immediately Victor P Taffa Teachers Registration Board can immediately suspend the registration of a teacher charged with serious criminal offences, including rape, murder and drug dealing, after legislation passed through parliament earlier this year came into effect today. Marshall […]

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Attorney General Appoints Five New District Court Judges For New South Wales

Attorney General Appoints Five New District Court Judges For New South Wales

22 December 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Five New District Court Judges For New South Wales Victor P Taffa Five new judges have been appointed to the District Court of New South Wales, including two judicial officers from other jurisdictions, an internationally experienced criminal barrister, an accomplished prosecutor and a senior Sydney litigator, Attorney General […]

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Attorney General Appoints Stephen Lemonis Judge Of The District Court

Attorney General Appoints Stephen Lemonis Judge Of The District Court

20 December 2018

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Stephen Lemonis Appointed A Judge Of The District Court Victor P Taffa Stephen Lemonis appointed as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia Appointment effective from February 1, 2019 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Lemonis to the District Court of […]

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