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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.

SAFER COURTHOUSE DELIVERED IN BAIRNSDALE

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering safer courthouses in regional Victoria with a major safety and security upgrade to the Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court complete.

DELIVERING A SAFER COURTHOUSE IN ARARAT

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering safer courthouses in regional Victoria with the reopening of the Ararat Magistrates Court following major safety and security upgrades to improve community safety.

Family Fun At Sandown Park This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government is helping racegoers escape the winter blues at Sandown Park in July as part of the 2018 Dollars for Dinner series.

NEW LAWS CLARIFY CORONERS COURT APPEALS

The Andrews Labor 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.

Upgrades For Warragul Greyhound Racing

The Andrews Labor Government is improving integrity and animal welfare at the Warragul and District Greyhound Racing Club with the installation of a new digital PA system and catching pen CCTV.