Martin Hinton To Commence As New Director Of Public Prosecutions

Martin Hinton To Commence As New Director Of Public Prosecutions

15 November 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman New Director Of Public Prosecutions To Start Next Week Victor P Taffa Supreme Court Justice Martin Hinton will commence work as South Australia’s new Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday 18 November. Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman wished Justice Hinton well in the new role, saying he was an eminently qualified legal […]

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Penalties Increased For Farm Trespass

Penalties Increased For Farm Trespass

31 October 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Tougher Penalties For Farm Trespassers Victor P Taffa Marshall Government will get tougher on those trespassing on agricultural land in new legislation which will be introduced to State Parliament today. Following broad consultation with primary production industries, justice sector stakeholders and the […]

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John Cain Appointed County Court Judge And New State Coroner

John Cain Appointed County Court Judge And New State Coroner

30 October 2019

Victoria Attorney General Jill Hennessy Appointment Of New State Coroner Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today announced the appointment of John Cain as a County Court Judge and new State Coroner. “Mr. Cain is a highly regarded lawyer and brings a wealth of experience in the legal sector.” Attorney General Jill Hennessy said. “I […]

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Don McKenzie Appointed Surveillance Devices Commissioner

Don McKenzie Appointed Surveillance Devices Commissioner

29 October 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Surveillance Device Use Under More Scrutiny Victor P Taffa Major crime and corruption lawyer Don McKenzie has been appointed as the first Surveillance Devices Commissioner in New South Wales, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. Attorney General Speakman said the establishment of a Surveillance Devices Commissioner is part […]

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Hodgman Govt To Appoint New Permanent Full-Time Magistrate

Hodgman Govt To Appoint New Permanent Full-Time Magistrate

29 October 2019

Tasmania Minister for Justice Elise Archer New Magistrate Sought Victor P Taffa An advertisement program has begun today seeking expressions of interest from experienced legal practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment as a new permanent full-time magistrate for Tasmania. This will be the first additional magistrate appointment since 2009, reflecting the Hodgman Government’s […]

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Sentence Of Sterling Free Appealed By Attorney-General

Sentence Of Sterling Free Appealed By Attorney-General

24 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Attorney-General Appeals Sentence Of Sterling Free Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has decided to appeal the sentence of Sterling Free on the basis it is manifestly inadequate. “I understand there has been significant community interest in this matter.” Attorney-General D’Ath said. “It is always important that I afford the Director […]

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Lisa Nichols QC Appointed Victoria’s Newest Supreme Court Judge

Lisa Nichols QC Appointed Victoria’s Newest Supreme Court Judge

22 October 2019

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy New Judge Appointed To The Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has announced the appointment of Lisa Nichols QC as Victoria’s newest Supreme Court judge. “Lisa Nichols has more than two decades of experience in the legal profession and has been involved in many complex matters throughout her career. She […]

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Section 194K Of Evidence Act 2001 To Be Amended

Section 194K Of Evidence Act 2001 To Be Amended

20 October 2019

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Standing Up For Victims Of Sexual Assault Victor P Taffa Rights of victims of crime and community safety is a key priority for the Hodgman Government, Attorney-General Elise Archer said. “That is why we will be amending section 194K of Tasmania’s Evidence Act 2001 to provide victims of sexual assault the […]

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Automatic Suppression Laws To Be Repealed

Automatic Suppression Laws To Be Repealed

20 October 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Automatic Suppression Laws To Go Victor P Taffa South Australians would be able to know the identity of people charged with sex offences once they face court under reforms to suppression laws to be introduced to State Parliament today. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said that, under the changes, automatic suppression orders […]

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Dr. David Parker Appointed As New South Wales Valuer General

Dr. David Parker Appointed As New South Wales Valuer General

19 October 2019

New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey New South Wales Valuer General Appointed Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government today announced leading industry valuation expert and property academic, Dr. David Parker, has been appointed as the State’s new Valuer General. Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the […]

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Establishing New Court Of Appeal Gains Support From Legal Fraternity

Establishing New Court Of Appeal Gains Support From Legal Fraternity

17 October 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Legal Fraternity Supports Court Of Appeal As It Edges Closer To Reality Victor P Taffa Laws to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia will be introduced to State Parliament today, on the back of stakeholder support for the change. In September, Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman announced plans to […]

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Janelle Brassington Appointed Deputy Chief Magistrate

Janelle Brassington Appointed Deputy Chief Magistrate

13 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Queensland Welcomes New Magistrates Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has welcomed 4 new additions to the State’s judiciary, including a Deputy Chief Magistrate and 3 Magistrates. Attorney-General D’Ath joined Queensland’s legal profession today at a welcome ceremony at the Brisbane Magistrates Court. “All magistrates play a vital role in the […]

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Richard Lehmann Appointed Magistrate For Townsville

Richard Lehmann Appointed Magistrate For Townsville

13 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Magistrate For Townsville Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed Richard Lehmann has been appointed as a Magistrate in Townsville. “Magistrates play a vital role in the administration of justice in Queensland and I congratulate our newest judicial officer.” Attorney-General D’Ath said. “Mr. Lehmann has […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Three New Magistrates For Queensland

Attorney-General Appoints Three New Magistrates For Queensland

02 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Three New Magistrates For Queensland Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed three new Magistrates to our Magistrates Courts. Attorney-General D’Ath welcomes the appointments of Rosemary Gilbert in Brisbane, Cameron McKenzie in Southport and Robert Walker in Emerald. “Magistrates play a vital role in the administration […]

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Hervey Bay Courthouse Air Conditioning Upgrade Welcomed By Staff And Lawyers

Hervey Bay Courthouse Air Conditioning Upgrade Welcomed By Staff And Lawyers

25 September 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Major Air Conditioning Upgrade For Hervey Bay Courthouse Delivers Jobs Victor P Taffa A major air-conditioning upgrade at Hervey Bay Courthouse has reduced energy consumption and supported a dozen jobs. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the $468,000 investment improved the equipment’s efficiency, effectiveness and reliability. “Local Hervey Bay […]

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Sophia Beckett Appointed To New South Wales District Court Bench

Sophia Beckett Appointed To New South Wales District Court Bench

22 September 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Public Defender Ascends To District Court Bench Victor P Taffa Deputy Senior Public Defender Sophia Beckett has been appointed to the bench of the District Court of New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. “Ms. Beckett has had a distinguished legal career spanning almost 30 years […]

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Attorney General Welcomes 18 New Sheriff’s Officers

Attorney General Welcomes 18 New Sheriff’s Officers

20 September 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Sheriff’s Officers To Keep Law In Order Victor P Taffa 18 new Probationary Sheriff’s Officers joined the New South Wales Sheriff’s Office today, having taken their oaths to begin new careers, protecting our courts and those who use them, across 11 regional locations and 3 courthouses in […]

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Her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan Appointed Chief Magistrate

Her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan Appointed Chief Magistrate

17 September 2019

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy New Chief Magistrate Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today announced the appointment of her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan as Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Victoria. “Judge Hannan is a highly experienced, respected and capable Judge who will perform the role of Chief Magistrate with distinction.” Attorney-General Jill […]

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Industrial Manslaughter Laws To Be Enacted In The Northern Territory

Industrial Manslaughter Laws To Be Enacted In The Northern Territory

14 September 2019

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Industrial Manslaughter Laws To Be Enacted By End Of The Year Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government will introduce industrial manslaughter laws in the September Sittings, with the view to have them debated by the end of year. Should these laws be passed by Parliament, industrial manslaughter will be an […]

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Rosemary Carlin Appointed County Court Judge

Rosemary Carlin Appointed County Court Judge

12 September 2019

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has announced the appointment of magistrate and coroner Rosemary Carlin as a judge of the County Court of Victoria. “Ms. Carlin’s wide-ranging expertise and experience in the legal field will serve her extremely well in her new role.” Attorney-General Jill Hennessy […]

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