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Below is a list of media releases relating to the Supreme Court of Victoria. For related information about the Court visit our media centre

Year Date Judge Title Summary
2017 11/05/17 Media Release - Detention of children in youth justice facility within Barwon Prison found to be unlawful The plaintiffs, who are all of the children detained at the remand centre and youth justice centre contained within the Barwon adult maximum security prison, known as the Grevillea Unit, today succeeded in their challenge to the lawfulness of their detention at Grevillea under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act.
2016 15/12/16 Media Release - Yahoo!7 and journalist found in contempt of court The publisher of an online news website and a journalist have been found guilty of sub judice contempt following publication of information which caused a murder trial to be aborted.
2016 12/12/16 Media Release - Supreme Court introduces all new Practice Notes for litigation New Practice Notes affecting litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria will come into effect from 30 January 2017.
2016 07/12/16 Media Release - Court approves distribution of almost $700M in 2009 Black Saturday bushfire class actions The Supreme Court of Victoria has approved final costs in the Kilmore East-Kinglake and Murrindindi bushfire class actions, paving the way for the distribution of almost $700 million to thousands of victims of the 2009 Black Saturday disaster.
2016 22/11/16 Media Release - Announcement of Senior Counsel for Victoria 2016 The Chief Justice, the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC, today announced the appointment of 18 Senior Counsel for Victoria.
2016 25/10/16 Media Release - Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Inc v Country Fire Authority Proceeding resolved in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
2015 24/11/15 Media Release - Announcements of Senior Counsel for Victoria 2015 The Chief Justice today appointed 19 Senior Counsel for Victoria.
2015 10/03/15 Supreme Court takes evidence in Greece The Supreme Court of Victoria will be taking evidence in Athens and Zakynthos, Greece, this week and next week.
2014 26/11/14 Media Release - Announcement of Senior Counsel for Victoria 2014 The Chief Justice, Marilyn Warren, today appointed 18 Senior Counsel for Victoria.
2013 29/10/13 Media Release - Independent Administration for Courts and Tribunals Attorney-General, Robert Clark, today introduced in the Parliament a Bill to establish a new body- Court Services Victoria.
2012 01/10/12 Media Release - Simplifying Jury Directions Project (Weinberg Report) 'Simplifying Jury Directions Project (Weinberg Report)' was released to the media on 3 October 2012 by Kerry O'Shea, Acting Communications Advisor, Supreme Court of Victoria.
2012 23/08/12 Law Library Launch The Heads of Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court, VCAT, and the Victorian Bar and Law Institute of Victoria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 23 August 2012 to mark the official launch of the Law Library of Victoria, see media release
2011 29/04/11 Media Release - Appointment Process of Senior Counsel in 2012 Statement of the Chief Justice, the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC on the appointment of Victorian Senior Counsel
2010 02/12/10 Photography and filming by media This document outlines the Supreme Court's policy on photography and filming by media outside the court.
2007 23/10/07 Media Release - Statement from the Chief Justice, Re: Sentencing Considerations The Statement 'Re: Sentencing Considerations' was released by the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC, Chief Justice of Victoria in November 2006.
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