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Information Booklet providing information on the nature of stalking, strategies to manage personal safety and where to seek help, and a Intervention Order Pathway.

Section 16A of the Magistrates' Court Act 1989 and Section 58 of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

Recording of Proceedings

This direction instructs that all proceedings before the Magistrates' Court of Victoria will be recorded by means of audio recording equipment.

Replaced by Practice Direction 1 of 2008.
Melbourne Magistrates' Court - Court 12 Protocols - Replaced by Practice Direction 8 of 2004
Application for Variation of Bail - Amended by Practice Direction 4 of 2005
Criminal Justice Diversion. This direction regulates proceedings in cases where diversionary programs may be offered to offenders
Listing of applications for bail in the Magistrates' Court. This direction outlines procedures in relation to listing applications for bail in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria
Complex Fraud Committals
Sexual Offences Management List - Repealed by Practice Direction 2 of 2007
Industrial Division. This direction amends Practice Direction 3 of 2005 by restricting the use of the amended 'simplified Form 4A' to claims seeking no more than $10,000 in monetary relief only. Revoked by Practice Direction 11 of 2015.
This Practice Direction has been replaced by Practice Direction 3 of 2013
Mediation Pilot Programme. Extends the mediation programme at the Magistrates’ Court at Broadmeadows to all defended civil proceedings under $40,000 instead of $10,000 as from 2 April 2009
Mediation Pilot Programme. Extends the mediation programme to all defended civil proceedings under $40,000 at the Magistrates' Court at Sunshine and Werribee as from 17 May 2010 (previously under $10,000)
Mediation Pilot Programme. Extends the mediation programme to all defended civil proceedings under $40,000 at the Magistrates' Court at Latrobe Valley as from 1 June 2011.
Accident Compensation Act 1985. This practice direction regulates the process of inspection by a defendant to a proceeding of relevant medical and other records relating to the plaintiff having regard to Order 42A of the Magistrates Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010 ("the Rules").

Audio Recordings. This Practice Direction commences on 27 May 2013 and revokes Practice Direction 1 of 1999

Directions concerning conduct of civil litigation. This Practice Direction has been replaced by Practice Direction 5 of 2016.
Directions on how to register Building Appeals Board determinations in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria pursuant to section 19 of the Schedule 3 of the Building Act 1993. This Practice Direction commences on 30 January 2015.
Directions relating to applications made under section 104B of the Sentencing Act 1991.

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