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DPP v A & Ors
Judge Amanda Chambers
14 March 2017        
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Catchwords:Catchwords: Accused respondents charged with armed robbery and other offences on jewellery store – application by DPP pursuant to s.356(3)(b) of the Children, Youth and Families Act (Vic) 2005 to uplift matter – consideration of whether there are exceptional circumstances that warrant the Court refusing to hear the matters summarily – Application granted in respect of one accused with the remaining applications refused.

DPP v SL
[2016] VSC 714
BELL J
29 November 2016        
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 Catchwords:human rights of child defendant charged with serious crimes in superior court – attempted murder and other charges brought against child aged 15 years in Supreme Court of Victoria – plea of guilty – defendant in detention on remand – identifying suitable arrangements for child’s detention when at court and procedures for conduct of directions and sentencing hearings having regard to child’s age – segregating defendant as child in detention from adult prisoners when at court – avoiding intimidation, humiliation and distress and ensuring child’s effective participation in criminal process – Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) ss 8(3), 17(2), 23(1),(2) and (3), 25(3), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights arts 10(2)(b), 14(4) and 24(1), Convention on the Rights of the Child arts 37(c), 40(1) and (2).

DPP v E
[2016] VChC 4
Judge Amanda Chambers
18 August 2016
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Catchwords: Accused charged with intentionally causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, reckless conduct endangering life, prohibited person use firearm, armed robbery - application by DPP pursuant to s.356(3)(b) of the Children, Youth and Families Act (Vic) 2005 to uplift matter - consideration of whether there are exceptional circumstances that warrant the Court refusing to hear the mater summarily - ruling that the matters relied upon by the applicant do constitute exceptional circumstances - Application granted.

HWT v DM & Ors
[2016] VChC 3
Judge Amanda Chambers
19 July2016
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Catchwords:  Media application to publish pixilated images pursuant to s534(1)(b) of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 - ruling.

R v AH
[2016] VChC 1
Magistrate Lesley Fleming
2 February 2016
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Catchwords: Criminal law - sentence - gross violence - summary jurisdiction - accused charged with causing serious injury intentionally in circumstances of gross violence pursuant to section 15A of the Crimes Act 1958 - absence of remorse - sentencing in the Children's Court.

Victoria Police v CB
[2010] VChC 3
Judge Paul Grant
24 June 2010
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Catchwords: Accused charged with intentionally cause serious injury and aggravated burglary - application by prosecution pursuant to s.356(3)(b) of Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to conduct a committal proceeding - consideration of whether there are exceptional circumtances that warrant the court refusing to hear the matter summarily - ruling that there are exceptional circumstances - matter fixed for committal hearing.

OPP v BW 
[2010] VChC 2
Judge Paul Grant
13 May 2010
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Catchwords: Accused charged with rape, false imprisonment and other offences - three adult co-accused - application by OPP pursuant to s.356(3)(b) of Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 to conduct a committal proceeding - consideration of whether there are exceptional circumstances  that warrant the court refusing to hear the matter summarily - ruling that the matters relied upon by the prosecution do not constitute exceptional circumstances - matter fixed for summary hearing.

Victoria Police v HW 
[2010] VChC 1
Judge Paul Grant
2 February 2010
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Catchwords: Therapeutic Treatment Order (TTO); orders to be made on related criminal proceedings where there is an application to extend TTO; interpretation of s.354(4) of Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

Victoria Police v MA
[2009] VChC 7
Magistrate Jennifer Bowles
12 October 2009
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Catchwords: Children's Court - Criminal Division - Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 - Section 11 - requirements for child to be placed on Sex Offenders Register - Parliament's intentions regarding registration of juvenile sex offenders - non mandatory requirement - test to be applied - duration of registration.

R v M and others 
[2008] VChC 4
Judge Paul Grant
12 February 2008
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Catchwords: Criminal charges - Sentencing principles applicable in the Children's Court - plea of guilty to serious offences - lack of prior convictions - assessment of suitability for participation in MAPPS - differences between probation order and youth supervision order - whether order should be with or without conviction.

HWT v AB
[2008] VChC 3
Judge Paul Grant
20 May 2008
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Catchwords: Criminal charges - application to identify offender - s.534 Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 - ruling.

R v P and others
[2007] VChC 3
Judge Paul Grant
5 November 2007
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Catchwords: Criminal charges - sentencing principles applicable in the Children's Court - plea of guilty to serious offences - lack of prior convictions - assessment of suitability for participation in MAPPS - differences between probation order and youth supervision order - whether order should be with or without conviction.