Archives for August, 2015

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Tougher Laws To Stop Bikie Gangs In Their Tracks

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..

Community Justice Awards Honour Koories Improving Indigenous Outcomes

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..

Jane Dixon QC Appointed To The Supreme Court

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..

Labor Government Committed To Equality In The Legal Profession

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..

New Laws To Combat Child Pornography Offences

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..