Archives for July, 2015

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New Appointments To The Magistrates’ Court

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Charles Tan and Meagan Keogh to the Magistrates’ Court. Mr Tan has 18 years of experience as a barrister working largely in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and County Court. He has extensive experience in child protection,..

$900,000 Boosts Victoria’s Aboriginal Legal Service

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) will receive a $900,000 funding boost over three years to support clients represented at the Adult and Children’s Koori Courts. Attorney-General Martin Pakula said the funding would go towards the VALS Koori Court Initiative, and increase the number of..

Improving Access To Justice For Homeless Victorians

Disadvantaged and homeless Victorians will have greater access to justice, following a $400,000 commitment from the Andrews Labor Government to renew the Homeless Persons’ Liaison Officer Program. For five years, the program, which operates out of Justice Connect’s Homeless Law, has provided assistance and support..

Ceremony Marks Commencement Of Native Title Settlement

Attorney-General Martin Pakula attended a commencement ceremony today in the Cathedral Range State Park to mark the start of native title negotiations with the Taungurung people. The Victorian Government and Taungurung traditional owner group have begun working together to seek an agreement under the Traditional..

New Laws To Further Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

The Andrews Labor Government is providing greater access to justice for child abuse victims by removing time limitations that apply to civil claims for founded upon child abuse, with a new law coming into effect today. This law completely removes the limitation period for all..

Victoria And NSW Take First Step Towards A National Legal Scheme

Attorney-General Martin Pakula today welcomed the commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law in Victoria and New South Wales. From today, a common legal services market across the two states will be regulated under a Uniform Law overseen by an inter-jurisdictional Legal Services Council. With..