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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.

SUPPRESSION ORDER OVERHAUL UNDERWAY

The Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victorian suppression order laws to make it clear that suppression and closed court orders are exceptions to the principle of open justice and should only be made when necessary.

STRENGTHENING LAWS TO DISRUPT CRIMINAL GANGS

The Andrews Labor Government is giving police the powers they need to disrupt serious and organised crime in Victoria through new laws introduced into Parliament today, delivering on commitments under the Community Safety Statement 2018/19.