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

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05/09/2018 Supreme Court welcomes new CEO The Supreme Court of Victoria is pleased to welcome Matt Hall, who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Court.
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23/11/2017 Media Release - Announcement of appointment of Senior Counsel for Victoria 2017 Chief Justice Ferguson announces appointment of 23 new Senior Counsel for Victoria.
11/05/2017 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.
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15/12/2016 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.
12/12/2016 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.
07/12/2016 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.
22/11/2016 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.
25/10/2016 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Inc v Country Fire Authority Proceeding resolved in the Supreme Court of Victoria.