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APPOINTMENT OF VICTORIA LEGAL AID MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of senior public sector executive Louise Glanville as Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid, the first woman to head the organisation.

CROWN COUNSEL APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of barrister Liam Brown as Crown Counsel.

IMPROVING JUSTICE OUTCOMES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening self-determination and reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Victoria’s justice system as part of a major boost under Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, the fourth phase of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

Major Upgrade At Mornington Racecourse

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in a major upgrade of the Mornington Racecourse with a new all-weather synthetic training track.

FIVE NEW MAGISTRATES APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Michelle Mykytowycz, Michael McNamara, Jade Bott, Jacinta Studham and Russell Kelly as new magistrates to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

FOUR NEW JUDGES APPOINTED TO THE COUNTY COURT

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Sarah Dawes, Dr Martine Marich, Scott Johns QC and David Sexton as four new judges of the County Court.

SUPPRESSION ORDER OVERHAUL UNDERWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victorian suppression order laws to make it clear that suppression and closed court orders are exceptions to the principle of open justice and should only be made when necessary.

FIVE NEW MAGISTRATES APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of five new magistrates to the Magistrates’ Court.

REFORMS TO STREAMLINE AND MODERNISE APPEALS

The Andrews Labor Government is modernising Victoria’s appeals system, reducing the burden on victims and witnesses and making appeal processes more efficient.

STRENGTHENING LAWS TO DISRUPT CRIMINAL GANGS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving police the powers they need to disrupt serious and organised crime in Victoria through new laws introduced into Parliament today, delivering on commitments under the Community Safety Statement 2018/19.

TALKS UNDERWAY WITH EASTERN MAAR TRADITIONAL OWNERS

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to work with the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner group towards an agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 – the only state legislation of its kind in Australia.

Major Investments For Country Racing

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in country racing through a major marketing campaign and the rollout of state of the art racing technology to improve safety for jockeys and horses.