Archives for June, 2015

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Implementing Clearer Processes For Criminal Trials

Criminal trials will be more efficient with the introduction of new jury direction processes this week. Juries perform an important role in the justice system. New reforms will simplify the directions the trial judge gives to the jury in a criminal trial to assist the..

Community Legal Centre Grants Will Help Families In Need

The Andrews Labor Government is asking community legal centres to apply for grants as part of a $3.2 million investment to guarantee better access to justice for disadvantaged Victorians. Grants open today for the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund, worth $2 million over two years, and..

Expressions Of Interest Open For Victims Committee

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking expressions of interest from Victorians who have had experience in dealing with the impact of a range of serious crimes and are committed to improving justice for all victims. Victims of crime will continue to play a vital role..

Liberal Fee Increase Reduced To Ensure Low Cost Justice For Victorians

Attorney-General Martin Pakula has wound back excessive application fee increases for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) introduced by the previous Liberal Government. The Andrews Labor Government today announced that the latest fee increase for applications to VCAT will be reduced and limited to..

Well Respected Chief Judge Resigns

 Attorney-General Martin Pakula today thanked His Honour Michael Rozenes for his many years of exceptional service to the Victorian community as Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria. Judge Rozenes yesterday resigned as Chief Judge of the County Court after 12 years of outstanding..