Latest News

  • 27
    Oct
    2010

    VGSO Key Player in Major Native Title Rights Claim

    On October 22 2010 the Federal Court of Australia made a determination, by consent, recognising the native title rights of the Gunaikurnai People over their traditional land and waters in Gippsland. The mediated resolution of this claim involved a whole-of-government response to the land justice aspirations of the Gunaikurnai.  Along with several government departments, the VGSO played a key role in this successful claims resolution.
  • 14
    Oct
    2010

    Focus on Women in Government

    The VGSO is sponsoring the launch of Women in Government (WiG), which will form part of Victorian Women Lawyers. The new Group will meet regularly and organise both professional development and social networking events. Speakers at the launch include Astrid Haban-Beer, Convenor, WiG and (former) Victorian Government Solicitor John Cain. Her Honour Justice Karin Emerton of the Supreme Court will deliver the keynote address.
  • 02
    Aug
    2010

    VGSO establishes Workplace Relations & Regulatory Compliance Branch

    The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office has appointed Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, Hayley Petrony, to lead its newly-established Workplace Relations and Regulatory Compliance Branch. The Branch consists of experienced practitioners who tailor practical solutions to the specific workplace environment in which Government is placed and advises on all aspects of workplace relations, equal opportunity (anti-discrimination), disciplinary and occupational health & safety law.
  • 23
    Jul
    2010

    Legalwise Seminar July 2010 - Managing Government Contracts and Remedies for Breach

    Author: Sue Nolen, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor. This paper considers a number of legal issues and case law relevant to government contracts. It also deals with practical aspects such as drafting contracts to give effective remedies to a government party, and managing the contract to avoid compromising government's legal rights.
  • 25
    Jun
    2010

    June Seminar - Client Legal Professional Privilege and Public Interest Immunity Presentation Materials

    Michael Stagg, Solicitor VGSO and Greg Elms, Senior Solicitor VGSO presented the topic Client Legal Professional Privilege and Public Interest Immunity at our monthly VGSO Seminar Series in June.
  • 03
    Jun
    2010

    First Criminal Prosecution by Responsible Alcohol Victoria

    The first criminal prosecution for unlicensed trading by RAV inspectors has resulted in a Ballarat restaurant owner being fined $2000.
  • 25
    Feb
    2010

    Ethics and Government Lawyers

    Clare Payne, Consulting Fellow from the St James Ethics Centre presented at our February seminar on ethics and professional responsibility in the workplace.
  • 23
    Feb
    2010

    Milestone MOUs Showcase Key Role for VGSO

    In a landmark ceremony yesterday, three Victorian Government Departments signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with CenITex, the State body established by government to provide ICT services to the Victorian public sector.
  • 13
    Nov
    2009

    Presentation at The Institute of Public Administration Australia

    Presentation at The Institute of Public Administration Australia Sue Nolen, Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, presented at The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) on the 12th November 2009.  

Pages