Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon John Quigley MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/07/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Magistrates to hear court matters State-wide for the first time

26/06/2020

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Attorney General

Parliament passes landmark family violence reform package

26/06/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes laws to keep high risk offenders behind bars

24/06/2020

Quigley; MacTiernan

Attorney General; Agriculture and Food

Animal welfare and farm trespass Bill introduced into Parliament

24/06/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal funding boost to help Western Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged

17/06/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes comprehensive reform package to WA’s fine enforcement regime

29/05/2020

Quigley; Papalia

Commerce; Small Business

New WA code provides certainty for commercial tenants

15/05/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Bill to reappoint John McKechnie is valid, says Opposition advice

12/05/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Victims of violence able to apply for restraining orders online

6/05/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

New Judge appointed to the District Court

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Eviction moratorium and code of conduct to protect WA businesses

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Moratorium on residential tenancy evictions becomes law in WA

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Urgent Bill to reappoint CCC Commissioner

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords

3/04/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Attorney General pays tribute to former Chief Judge of Family Court

2/04/2020

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New laws to protect family violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic

1/04/2020

Roberts; Quigley

Police; Attorney General

Tough penalties to protect essential frontline workers during pandemic

31/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid increases help to Western Australians amid COVID-19 crisis

31/03/2020

Quigley; Roberts

Attorney General; Police

Serious penalties for COVID-19 related assaults or threats to frontline workers

31/03/2020

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New laws to allow doctors to trial new and emerging treatments for COVID-19

20/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Introduction of WA Pro Bono Model to enhance access to justice

18/03/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Uniform law to provide real benefits to WA lawyers and their clients

16/03/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Extra shopping hours to help WA's pensioners and people with disabilities

13/03/2020

Roberts; Quigley

Police; Attorney General

Foundations laid for new Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex

29/02/2020

Quigley; MacTiernan

Attorney General; Agriculture and Food

Farm trespass and animal welfare Bill out for public comment

28/02/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

New Chief Judge appointed to head WA’s District Court

17/02/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

New award to recognise pro bono work by legal firms

5/02/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

$5 million available to fund community safety and anti-drug measures

13/01/2020

Quigley; Roberts

Attorney General; Police

New anti-consorting scheme set to obstruct organised criminal activity in WA

24/12/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

District Court appointments include first Aboriginal judge

24/12/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointments to the Children’s Court announced

27/11/2019

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New laws to tackle family and domestic violence in WA

14/11/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Independent review ordered into Housing Authority

16/10/2019

Quigley

Commerce

Parliament passes laws to protect children from toppling furniture

11/10/2019

Quigley

Commerce

More retail trading hours for Perth shoppers at Christmas

2/10/2019

Roberts; Quigley; Wyatt

Police; Attorney General; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service now operational in Western Australia

27/09/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Attorney General moves to protect CCC inquiry

25/09/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

WA’s fines enforcement regime set for a major overhaul

21/08/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New Lotterywest IT grant to further help legal centres

20/08/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Four new appointments to the Magistrates Court announced

5/08/2019

Quigley; Kelly

Attorney General; Innovation and ICT

State Government’s commitment to stronger, clearer privacy protections for Western Australians

25/07/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Family Court announced

16/07/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Catherine Fletcher appointed Information Commissioner

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Quigley

Premier; Regional Development; Attorney General

Wheels in motion for Bunbury youth driver training program

3/07/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Legal Aid launches network of virtual offices across WA

26/06/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Parliament to consider new laws to keep high-risk offenders behind bars

23/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament to consider class actions regime for WA

20/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New Bill to strengthen child sexual abuse laws in WA

19/06/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to help reduce backlog in Coroner’s Court

5/06/2019

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New CT scanner will help find answers in cases of unexpected death

22/05/2019

Logan; Quigley

Corrective Services; Attorney General

McGowan Labor Government aims to strengthen offender monitoring

13/05/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Word on the street reveals 2019 law award winners

15/04/2019

McGurk; Quigley

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce

Way forward for tenants facing family violence

11/04/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Appointment of two senior judicial officers announced

3/04/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Justice Pritchard first woman to be appointed President of the SAT

19/03/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Community, stakeholders urged to contribute to defamation law reform

15/03/2019

Ellery; Quigley

Education and Training; Attorney General

Schools take a stand against bullying

12/03/2019

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

State Government response to CCC report related to Tokyo Office

6/03/2019

Quigley

Commerce

Local family, community leaders and the ABC win awards

28/02/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Western Australia to adopt uniform law

20/02/2019

Quigley; McGurk

Commerce; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Parliament passes new tenancy laws to support FDV victims

20/02/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

WA Parliament passes ‘revenge porn’ legislation

15/02/2019

Quigley

Attorney General

Lawyers who offer free, high-quality legal advice wanted

19/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Stephen Lemonis appointed a judge of the District Court

17/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

State Government to pay for funerals of murder victims

14/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Three new appointments to the Family Court announced

6/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes tough parole laws for WA’s worst killers

4/12/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Inquiry prompts reform of legislation governing charitable trusts

28/11/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Laws enabling WA’s participation in redress scheme pass Parliament

28/11/2018

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

WA introduces new bail laws for persons with links to terrorism

23/11/2018

Quigley; Roberts

Attorney General; Police

Joint media statement - Custody Notification Service a step closer to implementation in WA

20/11/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

City of Melville video series campaign receives international recognition

24/10/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Larissa Strk appointed acting judge of the Supreme Court

22/10/2018

McGowan; McGurk; Quigley

Premier; Child Protection; Attorney General

Apologies to Australian survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

18/10/2018

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Serial killer and mass murderer legislation to be introduced into State Parliament

4/10/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Joshua Thomson SC named WA’s second law officer

19/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Former Chief Justice to undertake review of WA’s asset seizure laws

13/09/2018

Murray; Quigley

Seniors and Ageing; Attorney General

Elder abuse report to complement McGowan Government’s agenda

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Parliament passes expungement scheme for historical homosexual convictions

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Family Court announced

11/09/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Court of Appeal announced

28/08/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Two new appointments to the Magistrates Court announced

15/08/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Government moves to fix legal anomaly for intersex couples

1/08/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Peter Quinlan SC named Western Australia’s next top judge

25/07/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Public live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings becomes a reality

18/07/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Fee relief application process simplified for concession card holders

4/07/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Magistrates Court; Acting Information Commissioner announced

28/06/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Landmark legal reform aims to stamp out ‘revenge porn’

27/06/2018

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

WA to sign up to National Redress Scheme

27/06/2018

McGowan; McGurk; Quigley

Premier; Child Protection; Attorney General

WA responds to Royal Commission and signs up to National Redress Scheme

20/06/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Jennifer Smith appointed judge of the Supreme Court

23/05/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

New appointment to the Magistrates Court announced

21/05/2018

Quigley; Roberts; Wyatt

Attorney General; Police; Aboriginal Affairs

Custody Notification Service to become a reality in WA

14/05/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Blades cuts through competition to win prestigious law award

10/05/2018

Quigley; Roberts; Logan

Attorney General; Police; Corrective Services

2018-19 Budget initiatives to strengthen community safety

9/05/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Arthur Greer paroled on condition of deportation to the UK

3/05/2018

Roberts; Quigley

Police; Attorney General

Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex to be centre of new district

21/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

Scott Austic conviction referred to the Court of Appeal

18/04/2018

Quigley

Attorney General

State Government awards compensation to Gene Gibson