Students get a chance to speak out | Progress Leader

Students Get a Chance to Speak Out- New Competition For Tomorrow’s Leaders Progress Leader 10 May 2016 A COMPETITION aimed at giving young people a voice has been launched by Hawthorn state Liberal MP John Pesutto. The inaugural Hawthorn Voices of a Generatio...
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TEENS BAIL US UP | The Herald Sun

TEENS BAIL US UP | Law softened as young crims run amok The Herald Sun by  Kara Irving and Tom Minear 4 May 2016 AN IRAQ war veteran whose medals were stolen by teenagers claiming to be members of the Apex gang has led calls for new bail laws to be scrapped. The Victorian...
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Hospital aged care big winner | Schools short changed and guide dogs Victoria to miss out again

Hospital aged care big winner | Schools short changed and guide dogs Victoria to miss out again Greg Gliddon Progress Leader 3 May 2016 KEW’S St George’s Hospital has struck the jackpot in the State Budget, but projects including the $2.5 million redevelopment of Arnold Cook...
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Police warn on bail shift | Geelong Advertiser

Police warn on bail shift | Youths shielded on breaches Erin Pearson Geelong Advertiser 3 May 2016 GEELONG youths will now be exempt from being charged for breaching bail, with the police union saying the move sends the wrong message. Police Association of Victoria secretary Ron...
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Kids safe from bail charges | Shepparton News

Kids safe from bail charges Shepparton News 3 May 2016 The police union believes exempting Victorians under 18 from being charged for breaching bail sends the wrong message. The Bail Act change, which came into effect on Monday, exempts children from being charged with breaching...
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Teen bail laws eased | The Herald Sun

Teen bail laws eased | No Longer a crime to breach release conditions Anthony Dowsley The Herald Sun 2 May 2016 APEX gang thugs and other juveniles freed on bail will no longer be charged if they breach the conditions of their release from today. Police, who say young offenders...
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Resource need critical | Warnambool Standard

Resource need critical Sian Johnson, Warnambool Standard 2 May 2016 THE need for services to assist people facing court was the number one topic of discussion at a meeting between opposition Attorney-General John Pesutto and south-west lawyers. “Practitioners are telling us quite...
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Victoria’s child bail changes slammed | AAP

Victoria’s child bail changes slammed AAP Angus Livingston and Melissa Meehan 2 May 2016  Teenage gang members are exempt from charges of breaching bail if they break curfew or flout their conditions and Victoria’s police and opposition say it sends the wrong message....
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Plan to bolster south-west legal talent | Warnambool Standard

Plan to bolster south-west legal talent Sian Johnson Warnambool Standard 30 April 2016 THE state opposition Attorney- General has a plan to revitalise regional law firms and attract graduates by encouraging more government contract work for firms outside Melbourne. John Pesutto...
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Daniel Andrews needs to keep dangerous criminals behind bars | Golden Plains Miner

Daniel Andrews needs to keep dangerous criminals behind bars Golden Plains Miner 28 April 2016 MEMBER for Western Victoria, Joshua Morris MP has joined Shadow Attorney General, John Pesutto MP, in calling on Daniel Andrews to immediately release the Sentencing Advisory...
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Joint calls for a tougher crime stance | Ballarat Courier

Joint calls for a tougher crime stance Olivia Shying, Ballarat Courier  23 Apr 2016 OPPOSITION leaders are calling on the state government to release a Sentencing Advisory Board report into sentencing. Member for Western Victoria Joshua Morris and opposition attorney general John...
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Weakened legislation | Interview with Macedon Ranges Guardian

Weakened legislation | Interview with Macedon Ranges Guardian John Pesutto MP, Shadow Attorney General 22 Apr 2016 The Liberal Nationals call on Daniel Andrews to immediately release the Sentencing Advisory Council’s report into sentencing which the Government received last week....
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