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Emergency Services and Victoria Police members at Parliament House

Thank you for those involved in search and rescue effort

24 April 2015

Emergency Services and Victoria Police members came together at Parliament House on Wednesday as a thank you for their involvement in the search and rescue of Luke Shambrook

Image of red poppy

Women inmates make poppies for Anzac Day

23 April 2015

A group of women prisoners at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Melbourne has spent the last year crocheting and knitting poppies for this year’s Anzac Day remembrance.

Inside court

Law Week interactive event offers an insight into sentencing

17 April 2015

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how judges think when sentencing offenders? Don’t miss special event “Passing Sentence” where the audience gets involved

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Powers of attorney (External link)

Powers of attorney are legal documents that let you choose someone who can make decisions for you

Inside a courtroom

New directions for juries in criminal trials (External link)

Clearer jury directions provided by the judge in criminal cases will help to reduce the stress and trauma of unnecessary appeals and retrials experienced by victims of crime and their family

CFA volunteers

Grants supporting Victoria’s emergency services volunteers (External link)

The Victorian Government will provide up to $12.54 million to support volunteer emergency services organisations in protecting lives and property across the state

Renew your Working with Children Check online - go to MyCheck at the Working with Children Check website

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.