Glen Cash QC Appointed As Judge At Maroochydore District Court

Glen Cash QC Appointed As Judge At Maroochydore District Court

21 June 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New District Court Judge For Maroochydore Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the new judge to be based at Maroochydore District Court. Attorney-General D’Ath said that Glen Cash QC will take up his appointment on July 2. “Glen Cash is a highly regarded and experienced […]

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New Laws Ensure That Coroners Court Can Set Findings Aside

New Laws Ensure That Coroners Court Can Set Findings Aside

21 June 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Laws Clarify Coroners Court Appeals Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is making it easier for families to have coronial findings reviewed with new laws introduced into Parliament to ensure the Coroners Court has the power to set aside findings in and reopen historical cases. Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018, […]

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Therese Austin Appointed As Judge To Local Court

Therese Austin Appointed As Judge To Local Court

15 June 2018

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Therese Austin Named New Local Court Judge Victor P Taffa Therese Austin has been named as an incoming judge to the Northern Territory Local Court, replacing Judge Sue Oliver who will be retiring in coming weeks. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles said it was exciting to be able […]

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Hamilton Court House Upgrade Completed

Hamilton Court House Upgrade Completed

14 June 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula Delivering Safer Court Facilities In Hamilton Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is providing safer court facilities at the Hamilton Court House with a refurbishment completed ahead of schedule. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today visited the Hamilton Court House to inspect the upgrades, which include a new private waiting area and interview room […]

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Attorney-General Announces Increase In Justice Portfolio Budget

Attorney-General Announces Increase In Justice Portfolio Budget

13 June 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Budget Boosts Justice Resources Victor P Taffa There will be more prosecutors in the courts and the Crime and Corruption Commission will be better placed to process digital evidence on a 24-7 basis, as a result of the Palaszczuk Government State Budget 2018-19 announced yesterday. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette […]

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Powers To Combat Terrorism Remain With New Safeguards Introduced

Powers To Combat Terrorism Remain With New Safeguards Introduced

08 June 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Powers To Prevent Terrorist Acts To Continue Victor P Taffa Targeted powers to help Police combat terrorism will remain in place with new safeguards to ensure the extraordinary measures continue to be used appropriately, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. “Police must have the legal authority to act […]

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New South Wales To Lead Case In Modernising Defamation Law

New South Wales To Lead Case In Modernising Defamation Law

08 June 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Review Recommends Defamation Cyber-Age Reboot Victor P Taffa New South Wales will lead a push to modernise defamation law across the country in response to a New South Wales review that found amendments should be considered to improve the way the justice system deals with digital media cases. […]

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Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Changes To Be Introduced

Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan Changes To Be Introduced

06 June 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts Short-Term Holiday Letting Plan A Win-Win Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government’s short-term holiday letting plan will support the sharing economy and give consumers more choice while cracking down on bad behaviour, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean […]

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Michael Cahill SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Michael Cahill SC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

03 June 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of Michael Cahill SC as a judge of the County Court. “Mr. Cahill has made a significant contribution to Victoria’s legal profession over many decades and I congratulate him on his appointment.” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said. “I […]

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Trevor Darge Appointed To The Magistrates Court

Trevor Darge Appointed To The Magistrates Court

23 May 2018

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley New Appointment To The Magistrates Court Announced Victor P Taffa New metropolitan appointment to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia Trevor Gordon Darge will fill the metropolitan position effective from May 28, 2018 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Darge as a magistrate […]

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Kevin Lyons QC Appointed As Judge Of The Supreme Court

Kevin Lyons QC Appointed As Judge Of The Supreme Court

22 May 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Judge Appointed To Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of leading commercial barrister Kevin Lyons QC as a judge of the Supreme Court. “Mr. Lyons brings a wealth of legal experience to his new role, after a distinguished career as a barrister working in contract, […]

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Debra Maher Appointed As Magistrate In New South Wales Children’s Court

Debra Maher Appointed As Magistrate In New South Wales Children’s Court

16 May 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Magistrate To Join Children’s Court Bench Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced Legal Aid solicitor Debra Maher has been appointed as a magistrate to sit in the New South Wales Children’s Court. Attorney General Speakman says Ms. Maher brings more than 20 years of […]

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Magistrate Michael Allen Appointed As Deputy Chief Magistrate Of The Local Court

Magistrate Michael Allen Appointed As Deputy Chief Magistrate Of The Local Court

16 May 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Deputy Chief Magistrate For Local Court Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Magistrate Michael Allen as Deputy Chief Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales. Attorney General Speakman said Magistrate Allen was replacing former Deputy Chief Magistrate Chris O’Brien, […]

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John O’Donoghue Appointed As Director Of Victoria Legal Aid Board

John O’Donoghue Appointed As Director Of Victoria Legal Aid Board

12 May 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New Victoria Legal Aid Board Director Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of John O’Donoghue as a new Director to the Board of Victoria Legal Aid. “Mr. O’Donoghue brings significant expertise in complex accounting, risk assurance, and auditing to his new role as a Director of the […]

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Mandy Fox QC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

Mandy Fox QC Appointed As Judge Of The County Court

10 May 2018

Victoria Attorney-General Martin Pakula New County Court Judge Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of criminal barrister Mandy Fox QC as a judge of the County Court. “Ms. Fox has extensive experience as a criminal barrister and brings a wealth of experience to her new role as a judge of the […]

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Northern Territory Opts Into National Redress Scheme

Northern Territory Opts Into National Redress Scheme

02 May 2018

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles Standing Against Child Sexual Abuse As NT To Opt In To National Redress Scheme Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government will opt in to the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Chief Minister Michael Gunner has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull advising that the Northern […]

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Reforms To Reduce District Court’s Backlog Of Criminal Cases Announced

Reforms To Reduce District Court’s Backlog Of Criminal Cases Announced

30 April 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Historic Criminal Justice Reform Begins Today Victor P Taffa A transformational criminal justice reform designed to deliver swifter justice to victims and the community begins in New South Wales today, Attorney General Mark Speakman has announced. “These tough and smart reforms encourage serious offenders to enter early appropriate […]

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Chris O’Brien Appointed To The New South Wales District Court Bench

Chris O’Brien Appointed To The New South Wales District Court Bench

10 March 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Deputy Chief Magistrate To Join District Court Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Magistrate Chris O’Brien to the bench of the District Court of New South Wales. “Deputy Chief Magistrate O’Brien is one of the most hard-working, talented and respected […]

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Attorney-General Announces Three New Judges For Queensland

Attorney-General Announces Three New Judges For Queensland

09 March 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Three New Judges Appointed Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced the appointment of three new judges for Queensland. Barrister Soraya Ryan QC will become a Supreme Court Justice in Brisbane, starting work tomorrow. Barrister Michael Williamson QC has been appointed as a District Court Judge […]

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Christopher Maxwell QC Appointed As Senior Crown Prosecutor

Christopher Maxwell QC Appointed As Senior Crown Prosecutor

08 March 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman New Senior Crown Prosecutor For New South Wales Victor P Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Christopher Maxwell QC as Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales. “Mr. Maxwell is an exceptional legal practitioner with over 40 years of experience who has specialised in […]

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