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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Sandra Duggan SC Appointed Judge Of The Land And Environment Court

Sandra Duggan SC Appointed Judge Of The Land And Environment Court

04 September 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Land And Environment Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of barrister Sandra Duggan SC as a judge of the Land and Environment Court. Attorney General Speakman said Ms. Duggan has had an outstanding legal career spanning […]

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Richard Cavanagh SC Appointed Judge Of The Supreme Court

Richard Cavanagh SC Appointed Judge Of The Supreme Court

04 September 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Senior Barrister Joins Supreme Court Bench Victor P Taffa Highly experienced barrister Richard Cavanagh SC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. “Mr. Cavanagh’s impressive legal career spans 37 years, including 21 years at the […]

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Attorney General Announces Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court

Attorney General Announces Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court

20 August 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Four New Appointments To The Magistrates Court Announced Victor P Taffa Four new appointments have been made to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynette Dias, Martin Crawford, Erin O’Donnell and Linda Keane as magistrates of the Magistrates […]

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Attorney-General Appoints Meredith Day Huntingford To The Local Court

Attorney-General Appoints Meredith Day Huntingford To The Local Court

12 August 2019

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Meredith Day Huntingford Appointed As New Judge Of The Local Court Victor P Taffa Meredith Day Huntingford has been appointed as a new Judge of the Local Court of the Northern Territory. Ms. Day is the current deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice and […]

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Arushan Pillay Appointed Judge Of The County Court

Arushan Pillay Appointed Judge Of The County Court

06 August 2019

Victoria Acting Attorney-General Gavin Jennings New Appointment To The County Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has announced the appointment of Mr. Arushan Pillay as a judge of the County Court. “Mr. Pillay’s experience across a range of legal areas will be an enormous asset in his new role as a judge of the County […]

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Andrew Mackey Appointed Magistrate Of The Family Court

Andrew Mackey Appointed Magistrate Of The Family Court

25 July 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Appointment To The Family Court Announced Victor P Taffa New magistrate appointed to the Family Court of Western Australia Andrew Mackey will fill the position effective from 29 July, 2019 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mackey as a magistrate of the […]

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Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner By Attorney General

Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner By Attorney General

19 July 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Catherine Fletcher Appointed Information Commissioner Victor P Taffa Catherine Fletcher appointed Information Commissioner for a 5-year term which commenced on 16 July, 2019 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Fletcher to the position of Information Commissioner. “Ms. Fletcher brings to the role more […]

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Magistrate O’Sullivan Appointed New State Coroner By Attorney General

Magistrate O’Sullivan Appointed New State Coroner By Attorney General

11 July 2019

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Magistrate O’Sullivan To Be New State Coroner Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan as the new State Coroner. Attorney General Speakman said Magistrate O’Sullivan is the second woman to lead the New South Wales Coroners Court, following in the […]

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Bundaberg Courthouse Upgrade Completion Is Expected For November 2019

Bundaberg Courthouse Upgrade Completion Is Expected For November 2019

09 July 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Bundaberg Courthouse Upgrade On Track Victor P Taffa Construction work on the $2 Million refurbishment of the Bundaberg Courthouse is tracking on schedule after beginning 4 weeks ago. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the extensive internal refurbishment, which will feature modern new facilities throughout, is expected to be […]

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Attorney-General To Review Submissions On Section 194K

Attorney-General To Review Submissions On Section 194K

08 July 2019

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Government To Review Submissions On Section 194K Victor P Taffa Submissions have now closed in response to the Discussion Paper into Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001. Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 currently prohibits the identification of complainants in sexual offence proceedings, including when the person is an […]

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Child Exploitation And Encrypted Material Bill Passes Parliament

Child Exploitation And Encrypted Material Bill Passes Parliament

06 July 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman Greater Powers To Fight Online Child Pornography Victor P Taffa News laws cracking down on people who distribute or help distribute child pornography online have now passed State Parliament. New Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill 2017 establishes new offences ensuring those who manage or promote websites featuring […]

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Terry Gardiner Appointed As Chief Magistrate By Attorney-General

Terry Gardiner Appointed As Chief Magistrate By Attorney-General

04 July 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Chief Magistrate And Magistrate Appointed Victor P Taffa Queensland’s new Chief Magistrate, Terry Gardiner, will bring a wealth of experience to the role following almost 5 years as the State’s Deputy Chief Magistrate. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath welcomed the appointment, praising the Deputy Chief Magistrate for his […]

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Richard Connock Re-appointed To Office Of Ombudsman

Richard Connock Re-appointed To Office Of Ombudsman

28 June 2019

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Ombudsman Re-appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Elise Archer has announced that Richard Connock has been re-appointed to the position of Ombudsman ensuring the continuity of the operation of the Office of the Ombudsman and the related roles. Mr. Connock has served in this position, which incorporates the roles of Health Complaints […]

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Sarah Gebert Appointed To Coroners Court

Sarah Gebert Appointed To Coroners Court

26 June 2019

Victoria Attorney-General Jill Hennessy New Appointment To The Coroners Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today announced the appointment of Sarah Gebert as a coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. “Ms. Gebert’s understanding of both the law and forensic science, combined with her extensive experience in coronial matters and policy, makes her ideally […]

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Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton Appointed To Parole Board

24 June 2019

Tasmania Attorney-General Elise Archer Former Police Officer Joins Parole Board Victor P Taffa A former Police officer has been appointed to the Parole Board as part of the Hodgman Government’s commitment to ensuring a member with Policing experience is represented, Attorney-General Elise Archer said. Retired Detective Inspector David Plumpton will take his place on the […]

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Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2019 Introduced Into State Parliament

Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2019 Introduced Into State Parliament

23 June 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Bill To Strengthen Child Sexual Abuse Laws In Western Australia Victor P Taffa Criminal Law Amendment (Uncertain Dates) Bill 2019 introduced into State Parliament Bill seeks to improve the administration of justice for victims of child sexual abuse and ensure perpetrators are held to account A new Bill […]

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Michael Jenkin Appointed To The Coroner’s Court

Michael Jenkin Appointed To The Coroner’s Court

19 June 2019

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Appointment To Help Reduce Backlog In Coroner’s Court Victor P Taffa New Coroner appointed to Coroner’s Court of Western Australia Michael Jenkin will fill the position effective from July 3, 2019 for a 5-year term Appointment brings the total number of Coroners in the jurisdiction to 5 Attorney […]

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Post-Mortem CT Scanner Funded In 2019-20 State Budget

Post-Mortem CT Scanner Funded In 2019-20 State Budget

18 June 2019

South Australia Attorney-General Vickie Chapman $2.1 Million For New CT Scanner To Reduce Post-Mortem Wait Times Victor P Taffa As part of the 2019-20 State Budget, the Marshall Government has committed to purchasing a new CT scanner for Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA), which will significantly reduce post mortem wait times. In South Australia, the […]

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