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Expanding the use of Criminal Infringement Notices in the ACT

Criminal infringement notice offences can be dealt with more expediently than going through the court process.  The Options Paper proposes seven additional offences for inclusion in the ACT’s Criminal Infringement Notice scheme. 

These offences include fighting, offensive behaviour and failure to obey a move-on direction by police, and new low level offences of damage property, minor theft or making off without payment, where the amount involved is $500 or less.

The paper also proposes to include level 2 drink driving offences for first time offenders.

Criminal Infringement Notices are designed as an alternative to court proceedings but do not operate as a substituted form of prosecution and trial.  Rather, they are an offer by the Government to not proceed with a prosecution if a fine for the offence is paid.

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Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Resident Judge of the ACT Supreme Court

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, Simon Corbell MLA, invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as a resident judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory…

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Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, Simon Corbell MLA, invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as a magistrate of the Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory from…

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Expressions of interest for appointment as Members of the Liquor Advisory Board

The Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, seeks expressions of interest from qualified people for the appointment of the following members of the Liquor Advisory Board:

  • one member to represent the community; and
  • one member

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New ACT Law Courts Facility

The new $150 million ACT Court Facility is one step closer with today’s announcement that Juris Partnership has been selected as the preferred proponent to deliver the ACT’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The new…

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