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Media Releases

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
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.
2015 20/02/15 List of civil cases List of civil cases
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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