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GUARDIANSHIP LAWS OVERHAULED

The Andrews Labor Government introduced new laws this week to better protect the rights of adults with disability to make and participate in decisions that affect their lives.

NEW SECURITY OFFICERS FOR EDENHOPE COURT

Edenhope residents will soon have access to safer and more secure court facilities as part of a state-wide rollout of Court Security Officers at Victorian courts under the Andrews Labor Government.

SUPPORT DOGS COMFORT VICTIMS OF CRIME

Support dogs are providing comfort to victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court, under a pilot program being extended by the Office of Public Prosecutions.

NEW POLICE REMAND POWERS UNDER BAIL REFORMS

Police will have new powers to remand an accused person in custody and bail justices will have a more limited role, under the second wave of bail reforms to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today.

MAKING IT FAIRER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

Victims of youth crime will be able to share their stories publicly and child sex offenders will be prevented from using evidence of their good character to argue for lesser sentences, under a suite of new laws to be introduced by the Andrews Labor Government today.