Outlaw motorcycle gangs are the target of new consorting laws to be introduced in Parliament this week which will give Victoria Police stronger powers to target criminal networks. Attorney-General Martin Pakula today outlined a new offence of ‘unlawful association’, which will prohibit convicted criminals from..
Archives for August, 2015
The state-wide Koori Community Justice Awards held today recognised individuals and groups who work hard to improve justice outcomes for the Koori community. Attorney-General Martin Pakula congratulated award recipients at today’s ceremony held at the Aborigines Advancement League. Award winners are selected at regional level..
Attorney-General Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of Jane Dixon QC to the Supreme Court, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honourable Justice Betty King. Ms Dixon brings more than 30 years experience to the role, particularly in the areas of criminal..
Attorney-General Martin Pakula today released a report detailing the number of legal briefs provided to women barristers by the Victorian Government. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to publishing the briefing figures annually, following the practice being dropped by the previous Liberal Government. The Women..
The Victorian Government is seeking community views on the development of a Victorian redress scheme for victims of institutional child abuse. The Andrews Labor Government is inviting members of the public to have their say following the release of a consultation paper today. The paper..
New laws introduced in Parliament today will make it easier to prosecute and investigate online child pornography offences in Victoria. Attorney-General Martin Pakula said easy access to the internet and advances in technology have made sharing and distributing child pornography online more prevalent, and these..