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Call for expressions of interest – appointment to the judicial council

The ACT Government is seeking expressions of interest for appointment to the judicial council.  The council’s principal role is to investigate complaints about ACT judges and magistrates. The council has four members, including the Chief Justice, the Chief Magistrate, and a representative of the ACT legal profession. 

The fourth judicial council member is selected from the community on the basis of their qualifications and experience (see section 5C(1)(b) of the Judicial Commissions Act 1994 (ACT)). Note – since the other members of the judicial council are lawyers, preference for appointment to this position will be given to non-lawyers. 

The appointment will commence on 1 January 2018 for a term of three years. The role will involve attendance at judicial council meetings, which take place approximately once every two months depending on workload, as well as consideration of papers out of session.

In order to lodge an expression…

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Personal mobility device use in the ACT

From 1 July 2017, a personal mobility device (e.g. Segway or segway-type device) can be used in the ACT.  There are strict rules and regulations applying to the use of these devices.…

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New Learn to Ride Centre in Belconnen

The learn to ride cycle training facility at Lake Ginninderra is now open for young cyclists to practice their skills and learn about road safety. The centre provides a practical facility for parents, schools and…

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ACT Road Safety Fund Grants Program

The ACT Government is inviting individuals and groups with ideas to make Canberra’s roads safer to apply for an ACT road safety grant.

The 2017 ACT Road Safety Fund grants program will provide funding for…

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National Road Safety Week: 8 – 14 May 2017

From 8 – 14 May 2017, Canberra will turn yellow in support of National Road Safety Week (NRSW).  Development

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate and ACT Policing have…

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