Unhappy at choice

20 Sep 2017 • Shepparton News, Shepparton VIC (General News) by Barclay White OPPOSITION UNHAPPY RODNEY HIGGINS IS APPOINTED TO THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT The Opposition has come out swinging against the Victorian Government after a repeat Labor candidate from Shepparton was...
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McLeish puts Attorney General on notice

20 Sep 2017 • Mansfield Courier, Mansfield VIC (General News) THE Victorian Attorney General, Martin Pakula, will be put on notice by Cindy McLeish (MLA, Eildon) when she officially asks him to visit the Mansfield Courthouse. Raising the issue some months ago during parliament,...
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Full Glare publicity

19 Sep 2017 • Mountain Views Mail – Healesville, Melbourne (General News) by Kath Gannaway More than 50 people attended the Yarra Valley Law and Order Forum hosted by Eildon MP Cindy McLeish and Evelyn MP Christine Fyffe at Woori Yallock on Thursday, 16 September. Shadow...
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Roberts case ‘stall’

13 Sep 2017 • Herald Sun, Melbourne (General News) by Anthony Dowsley No sign of mercy petition papers ATTORNEY-General Martin Pakula has been accused of stalling in the handing over of crucial documents relating to the conviction of police killer Jason Roberts. In early August,...
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Petition support pours in

11 Sep 2017 • Sunraysia Daily, Mildura VIC (General News) by Tyrone Dalton AN outpouring of support to have Karen’s Law passed has been described as “overwhelming”. Just two days after the launch of the petition by Karen Belej’s parents calling for...
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‘She’s a danger to public’

09 Sep 2017 • Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga (General News) by BLAIR THOMSON and ANTHONY BUNN POLICE and politicians have been frustrated and dumbstruck by a magistrate’s decision to release Mandy Martyn back into the community, despite her thumbing her nose at the court....
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Victorian Government’s fire services overhaul fails to get support from crossbench

By state political reporter Richard Willingham | Posted Fri at 2:46pm Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ fire reforms appear doomed after a key Upper House crossbencher declared he would not vote for the Government’s plan to change the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and...
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Supporters refuse to stand in court

24 Aug 2017 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Pia Akerman Victoria’s Andrews government has rejected calls for a law to enforce respectful behaviour in court, after burka-clad women were reprimanded by a magistrate for refusing to stand during a...
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A Current Affair: Car parking killer

Thanks ACA for the chance to provide comment for this story on such an important but tragic case. And think, the Andrews Labor Government currently has a bill before the Victorian Parliament to make it even easier for perpetrators to avoid responsibility for their violent...
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Solicitor named as chief justice

09 Aug 2017 • The Australian, Australia (General News) by Pia Akerman The Andrews government has tapped judge Anne Ferguson to become Victoria’s next chief justice, the first solicitor and second woman in the state’s most senior judicial role. A former insolvency...
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Youth prison staff ‘fear’ inmates

06 Aug 2017 • Sunday Age, Melbourne (General News) by Tom Cowie Fearful staff in Victoria’s youth justice centres are overlooking poor behaviour such as swearing, graffiti and gambling which can lead to critical security problems including riots, a major review of the...
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Youth justice under the Andrews Government

Press conference: Youth justice under the Andrews Government? Answer – around 40 riots as well as weaker bail and weaker youth sentencing laws.
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