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  • 12
    Oct
    2011

    VGSO General Counsel Shortlisted for LIV Award

    General Counsel Alison O'Brien has been shortlisted for the Government Lawyer of the Year Award in the 2011 Law Institute of Victoria's President's Awards. The LIV Awards celebrate talented individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the legal profession. Alison was nominated in recognition of her work in Public Law and her leadership role in the 2009 Royal Commission into the Bushfires. The Awards will be presented at an LIV luncheon on 18 November.
  • 05
    Oct
    2011

    Case Note - Momcilovic v The Queen [2011] HCA 34 (8 September 2011)

    Please find attached the VGSO case note and audio recording for Momcilovic v The Queen [2011] HCA 34 (8 September 2011).
  • 15
    Sep
    2011
  • 07
    Sep
    2011

    VGSO Case Note

    September is turning out to be an important one for anyone interested in Human Rights law.Yesterday, the Court of Appeal delivered a significant judgment on the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.  Tomorrow the High Court will deliver the long-awaited judgment in the matter of Momcilovic v R. We'll keep you informed of developments and the implications for Government in future Case Notes and newsletters.
  • 05
    Sep
    2011

    Good Decision Making Seminar - Audio Recording

    Please find attached a link to the audio recording of Her Honour Justice Karin Emerton's seminar on Good Decision Making, held on 25 August. 
  • 01
    Sep
    2011

    $100 million claim against the State dismissed!

    On 29 August 2011, Justice Emerton handed down her judgement in the proceeding Candibon v Minister for Planning and the State of Victoria.  The proceeding was brought by the plaintiff in February 2006 and was heard between October and December 2010. Click here to read more.
  • 18
    Aug
    2011

    August Administrative Law Newsletter

    Please click here to read our August Administrative Law Newsletter. Freedom of Information Client Update: Millar v Department of Premier and Cabinet (General)
  • 10
    Aug
    2011

    Attorney-General announces new Victorian Government Solicitor

    The Victorian Attorney-General, Robert Clark has announced the appointment of Mr Peter Stewart as the next Victorian Government Solicitor.Mr Stewart will commence at VGSO on Monday 15 August.Mr Clark said Mr Stewart would provide strong leadership to the VGSO's team of more than 110 lawyers. Read the full story here.
  • 01
    Aug
    2011

    VGSO July Seminar Presentation

    Please click here to view the slide presentation by barrister Rachel Ellyard, guest speaker at the VGSO July seminar on the Civil Procedure Act.
  • 28
    Jul
    2011

    VGSO Drives Historic Native Title Agreement

    The Federal Court of Australia held a Native Title Consent Determination Hearing yesterday (27 July 2011) at Eumaralla (Yambuk) Coastal Reserve on Victoria's south-west coast. The Consent Determination recognises the co-existent native title rights of the Gunditjmara People and the Eastern Maar People.  The VGSO has been working on this claim from the onset in 1996. The first part of the claim was settled on 30 March 2007.  Yesterday the second part of the claim was settled, amended to include the Eastern Maar People. To read more, click here.

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