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Opening of legal Year 2017

Speech delivered by the President of the Children's Court of Victoria, at the Community Opening of the Legal Year 2017.

Children's rights in Australia

This paper is derived from the 2015 Chancellor's lecture presented by Judge Amanda Chambers, President of the Children's Court of Victoria, at Victoria University, Melbourne on 28 October 2015.

Responding to young people offending

Remarks of the Hon Marilyn Warren AC to The Hon. Austin Asche AC QC Oration in Law and Governance - October 2016.

Innovative Approaches of the Court Regarding Sexual Offending

Paper prepared by Magistrate Jennifer Bowles - March 2017

Bail Amendment Act 2016 - Summary

Summary of amending legislation commencing operation March/April 2016.

Amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

Updated paper - summary of amendments to the processes and orders of the Family Division which took effect on 1 March 2016.

Children's Court Mental Impairement & Unfitness to be Tried Proceedings

This paper summarises the new statutory regime for proceedings in the Children's Court involving issues of mental impairment and /or unfitness to be tried.

Amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 - March 2015 Updated paper - summary of amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act - most taking effect on 1 March 2016
Amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 - Effective 1 December 2013

This paper summarises the major amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 which took effect on 1 December 2013.

Sentencing in the Children's Court of Victoria

Paper prepared by Magistrate Jennifer Bowles - August 2013

Child Protection Proceedings in the Children's Court of Victoria

Paper prepared by Magistrate Jennifer Bowles
August 2013

Innovative Approaches For Dealing With Young People Appearing in the Children's Court of Victoria Who Are Charged With Sexual Offending

Paper prepared by Magistrate Jennifer Bowles
March 2013

Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria

Speech given by Judge Paul Grant at the launch of the Sentencing Advisory Council Report on "Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria"
11 April 2012

Young People and the Criminal Justice System

Speech given by Judge Paul Grant at a symposium on "Young People and State Intervention".
20 August 2011
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The Children's Koori Court

Paper prepared by Judge Paul Grant
September 2009