News and announcements

Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, Gordon Ramsay 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. The Attorney-General seeks expressions of interest from applicants interested in appointment as a full-time, part-time (0.5 FTE) or special magistrate.

Expressions of interest are sought from all areas of the legal community, including the private, government and community sectors. Women, people with disabilities and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Information regarding eligibility and selection criteria may be obtained from the documents below.

Enquiries and Expressions of Interest

Written expressions of interest, addressing the selection criteria, and accompanied by a…

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Ten year evaluation of Restorative Justice Phase One

The ACT’s Restorative Justice Scheme is delivering positive outcomes for victims of crime and reducing offending behaviour.

An evaluation of the initiative has shown 98 per cent of victims, the young offenders and support…

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New gambling reform laws introduced

On 1 November 2018, the Attorney-General is introducing the Gaming Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

The Bill contains amendments that:

  • create a new Community Contributions Scheme which focuses on improving the effectiveness, transparency and community

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Moss Review Implementation Closure Report

On 25 October 2018, the Minister for Corrections and Justice Health, Shane Rattenbury MLA, issued a Ministerial Statement and tabled the Moss Review Implementation Closure Report in the ACT Legislative Assembly to formally close the…

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Government response to the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman

The Minister for Corrective Services Shane Rattenbury has released the government response to Coroner's Cook's findings on the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman.

On 23 August 2018,…

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