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Legal Grants To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Women and children escaping family violence and Victorians with mental illness are among those who will benefit from the Andrews Government’s funding boost for organisations providing legal assistance and programs.

NEW APPOINTMENT TO CORONERS COURT

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of barrister Simon McGregor as a new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Mr McGregor has an extensive legal career spanning 24 years after being admitted to practice in 1994 and becoming a member of the..

NEW LAWS PASS PARLIAMENT TO PROTECT EMERGENCY WORKERS

The Andrews Labor Government has passed new laws that crack down on people who attack and injure emergency workers on duty by making sure they are given a custodial sentence, as well as further limiting the use of community correction orders.

FOUR MAGISTRATES APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Letizia Torres, Jacqueline Billings, Randall Kune and Stephen Ballek to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

IMPROVING JUSTICE OUTCOMES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening self-determination and reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Victoria’s justice system as part of a major boost under Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, the fourth phase of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

FIVE NEW MAGISTRATES APPOINTED

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Michelle Mykytowycz, Michael McNamara, Jade Bott, Jacinta Studham and Russell Kelly as new magistrates to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.