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Victoria Attorney-General Robert Clark

New Members For Victorian Law Reform Commission

Victor P Taffa

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the appointment of Saul Holt and Bruce Gardner as members to the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Mr. Clark congratulated Mr. Holt and Mr. Gardner on their appointments, which will add further valuable expertise to the Commission’s capacity to provide expert advice on law reform in Victoria, particularly on matters involving criminal law.

Mr. Holt is Director of Criminal Law/Senior Public Defender with Victoria Legal Aid, a position he has held since 2009.

He has previously been a Senior Legal Policy Officer in the Department of Justice, working primarily on the development of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, and a Crown Prosecutor and Senior Crown Prosecutor in New Zealand.


Mr. Gardner has had 30 years’ experience in the Crown Solicitor’s Office and the Office of Public Prosecutions.

Since 1994, Mr. Gardner has held a range of policy-related positions, and since 2008 has been the Directorate Manager, Policy and Advice Directorate. In these roles, Mr. Gardner has developed extensive experience and expertise in relation to legal policy and law reform proposals.

“Mr. Holt and Mr. Gardner bring with them outstanding skills and experience which will greatly assist the Commission in carrying out its important functions.” Mr. Clark said.


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