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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Three New Family Court Appointments Effective As At 7 January 2019

Three New Family Court Appointments Effective As At 7 January 2019

14 December 2018

Western Australia Attorney General John Quigley Three New Appointments To The Family Court Announced Victor P Taffa New Chief Judge, judge and magistrate appointed to the Family Court of Western Australia Appointments effective from January 7, 2019 Attorney General John Quigley is pleased to announce three new appointments to the Family Court of Western Australia. […]

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Judge Deborah Richards Appointed As New President Of Childrens Court

Judge Deborah Richards Appointed As New President Of Childrens Court

13 December 2018

Acting Queensland Attorney-General Anthony Lynham Two New District Court Judges And New President Of Childrens Court Victor P Taffa Two new judges have today been appointed to the District Court, along with a new President of the Childrens Court. Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Dr. Anthony Lynham said John Allen QC and Vicki Loury […]

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Attorney General Officially Opens Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex

Attorney General Officially Opens Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex

12 December 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman World-Class Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex Complete VictorP Taffa Largest coroner’s court and forensic medicine facility in Australia is complete, with New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman and Secretary New South Wales Health Elizabeth Koff today officially opening the $91.5 Million building at Lidcombe. Attorney General […]

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Attorney General Appoints Five New Magistrates For Local Court Of New South Wales

Attorney General Appoints Five New Magistrates For Local Court Of New South Wales

12 December 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Five New Magistrates For Local Court Of New South Wales VictorP Taffa Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointments of barrister Miranda Moody and solicitors Greg Elks, Ian Rodgers, Fiona McCarron and Stephen Olischlager as Local Court magistrates. “Five new magistrates have combined legal experience of 114 […]

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Office Of Fair Trading Wishes Queenslanders Happy Christmas 2018 With Safe Toys

Office Of Fair Trading Wishes Queenslanders Happy Christmas 2018 With Safe Toys

06 December 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Attorney-General Says ‘Ho, Ho, NO’ To Unsafe Christmas Toys Victor P Taffa Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the OFT was pleased with the level of compliance and understanding […]

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New South Wales Government Overhauls Child Sexual Abuse Legislation

New South Wales Government Overhauls Child Sexual Abuse Legislation

05 December 2018

New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman Landmark Child Sexual Abuse Laws In Force Victor P Taffa New South Wales Liberals and Nationals Government has completed one of the largest overhauls of child sexual abuse legislation, with a range of tough new laws coming into force today to increase child protection, bring offenders to justice […]

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More Than $51,000 In Fines Issued To Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Real Estate Agents

More Than $51,000 In Fines Issued To Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Real Estate Agents

05 December 2018

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Eastern Suburbs Real Estate Blitz Victor P Taffa More than $51,000 in fines have been issued to real estate agents in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, following a Fair Trading compliance blitz. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the blitz was launched after intelligence was received that […]

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Physical Violence Experienced By People With Disability

Physical Violence Experienced By People With Disability

01 December 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics People With Disability More Likely To Experience Physical Violence Victor P Taffa People with disability or a long-term health condition were more likely to have experienced physical violence compared with people without disability or a long-term health condition, according to new figures released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) […]

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Two New Supreme Court Appointments Begin On 3 December 2018

Two New Supreme Court Appointments Begin On 3 December 2018

01 December 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Two New Judges Appointed To The Supreme Court Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced the appointment of two new judges to the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Elizabeth Wilson QC and Thomas Bradley QC will begin their appointments on December 3. “With more than 50 years’ […]

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Northern Territory ICAC Commences Operations

Northern Territory ICAC Commences Operations

30 November 2018

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Northern Territory ICAC Now Up And Running Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has delivered a significant election promise to Territorians with the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) up and running from today. “Territorians want and deserve a Government they can trust one which always puts the public interest […]

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Adam Brooks MP Referred To Privileges Committee

Adam Brooks MP Referred To Privileges Committee

29 November 2018

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks Referral To Privileges Committee Victor P Taffa State Government supports the referral of Adam Brooks to the Privileges Committee of the Parliament, Premier Will Hodgman said. Privileges Committee is the appropriate body to consider whether the findings of the Integrity Commission Report constitute a […]

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Ipswich Now Third Queensland Location To Operate Court Link Program

Ipswich Now Third Queensland Location To Operate Court Link Program

22 November 2018

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Innovative Court Program Begins In Ipswich Victor P Taffa Ipswich has become the third location in Queensland to operate the Court Link program, a new initiative designed to address and overcome the underlying causes of offending. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath lauded the program, which is based on individual case management and monitoring. […]

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