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HCA Appointments

New High Court of Australia Appointments

28 October 2020
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The Hon Justice Simon Steward and the Hon Justice Jacqueline Gleeson have been appointed to the Hight Court of Australia. Justice Steward will take Justice Nettle's place on the bench on 1 December 2020, while Justice Gleeson will take Justice Bell's place on March 1, 2021.

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Aboriginal Justice Forum Focuses On Covid-19 Recovery

22 October 2020
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The 57th Aboriginal Justice Forum (AJF) will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on Aboriginal communities and how to help develop a strong, culturally safe response to the pandemic recovery.

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Coronavirus Legislation Amendments

22 October 2020
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The College has updated our summary of changes made by the emergency coronavirus legislation to reflect recently-passed amendments.

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Supreme Court of Victoria

Resumption of criminal jury trials

21 October 2020
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The Supreme Court and County Court have announced that a limited number of Melbourne-based criminal jury trials are planned to resume in a measured way from 16 November 2020.

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Australia’s first trilingual statute

21 October 2020
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Victoria recently passed what appears to be Australia’s first trilingual statute – the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020 (Vic).

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County Court of Victoria

New Judicial Registrar appointed

20 October 2020
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Mr Adrian Muller has been appointed as a Judicial Registrar to the Commercial Division of the County Court of Victoria.

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Speaking up for Budj Bim Cultural Landscape - Video available now

20 October 2020
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Watch Justice Michelle Quigley in conversation with Damein Bell,as they discuss the strength and resilience of the Gunditjmara people whose perseverance culminated in the Budj Bim cultural landscape receiving World Heritage recognition. 

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Appointments - New Silks 2020

1 October 2020
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Chief Justice Anne Ferguson has appointed the following as Senior Counsel in and for the State of Victoria

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Court of Appeal

The rarity of successful appeals

1 October 2020
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This month, the College’s column in the Law Institute Journal looks at success rates in criminal appeals.

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Passing Of Former Chief Judge Waldron

30 September 2020
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The Judicial College of Victoria offers our condolences to the family of former Chief Judge Glenn Waldron QC, one of our inaugural Board members, following his passing.

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Judicial appointments

29 September 2020
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The College congratulates Alexandra Burt, Guillaume Bailin, Kimberley Swadesir and Melissa Stead who have been appointed to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. 

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Sentencing Advisory Council report

29 September 2020
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The Sentencing Advisory Council has today released a report examining case outcomes for children held on remand in Victoria in 2017–18.