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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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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