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Magistrates to receive family violence training

Attorney-General Brad Hazzard says restoring QCs '''is not my highest priority''

Jane Lee Victorian magistrates will be trained on family violence, including dealing with perpetrators, as part of a plan to make women and children safer in the courts.

Former disability adviser charged with indecent assault

Jane Lee A former Catholic priest was one of Geelong City Council's disability advisers for almost a decade before he was charged with indecent assault against children.

GPS trackers, CCTV cameras help protect women from domestic violence

Jane Lee Hi-tech devices are helping to protect women and children from domestic violence, writes Jane Lee.

Spring Street ignores dire warnings from the bush as ice crisis escalates

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Nino Bucci, Tammy Mills, Jane Lee and Craig Butt Unless decisive action over ice abuse in Australia is taken in high places soon, addiction, dysfunction and crime will continue to flourish.

Victorian election 2014: Palmer United Party loses court bid against VEC

Jason Kennedy campaigns during the 2013 election.

Jane Lee The Palmer United Party has unsuccessfully tried to prevent the Victorian Electoral Commission from using ballot papers in the state election after it discovered one of its candidates was ineligible...

Victorian election 2014: East West Link: the burning issue

Jane Lee, Sian Johnson, Luke Costin Melbourne residents have their say on the East West Link.

Norlane pair charged over stabbing death

Jane Lee Two people have been charged with murder over the stabbing death of a woman in her Geelong home.

Hunt on for Maribyrnong immigration detention centre escapee with violent past

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Jane Lee Police are warning the public about a man with a violent history and links to outlaw motorcycle gangs who escaped with another man from an immigration detention centre in Melbourne's west.

Police investigate Norlane drive-by shooting


Jane Lee and Vanessa Desloires Police say a locksmith whose car was shot on the road could have been caught in the crossfire of an altercation between a group of men in Geelong.

Prisoner escapes from Dhurringile Prison

Jane Lee A man has escaped from a minimum security prison in northern Victoria.

Police searching for man who fell from yacht near Seaspray


Jane Lee Police are searching for a man who fell from a yacht off the state's east coast.

Inquest: Luke Batty's mother was warned son was at risk from his father


Jane Lee A psychologist warned Luke Batty's mother that he risked being harmed by his father months before he killed the boy, a court has heard.

Closure of Luke Batty file justified, police tell inquest

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Jane Lee Police have defended their decision to close a file on Luke Batty after allegations his father showed him a knife saying "This could be the one to end it all".

Lucky escape as runaway bus careers across Maroondah Highway

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Jane Lee A driver has had a lucky escape after an empty bus careered across a busy highway in Melbourne's east, pushing his ute across four lanes.

Transport Accident Commission saves millions by cutting mental illness compensation claims

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Jane Lee The Transport Accident Commission has saved $142 million from a law reform that makes it harder to claim compensation for severe, long-term mental illnesses.

'Syndicate' members charged with trafficking abalone, rock lobster

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Jane Lee Members of an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate have been charged with illegally taking and selling commercial quantities of abalone.

Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy loses High Court bid to stop East West Link

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Jane Lee and Louise Hall Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy has lost a High Court battle to stop the $6.8 billion East West Link from being built.

Victoria Police disciplinary charges increase

Jane Lee The number of police officers charged over disciplinary matters has grown significantly over the past year.

Boy buried under snow at Mount Buller suffocated, court told

Jane Lee A boy who was buried and killed by heavy snow on a family holiday to Mount Buller died of suffocation, a court has heard.

Inheritance could extend to the killer of the deceased in law reform move

Jane Lee People who survive suicide pacts, kill while driving dangerously and mothers guilty of infanticide should be allowed to inherit from their victims' estates, the Victorian Law Reform Commission says.