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The Attorney-General of Victoria, in formal contexts also Attorney-General or Attorney General for Victoria,[1] is a Minister in the Government of Victoria, Australia. The Attorney-General is a senior minister in the state government and the First Law Officer of the State.

Attorney-General of Victoria
Incumbent
Jill Hennessy

since 29 November 2018
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of Victoria on the recommendation of the Premier of Victoria
Inaugural holderSir William Stawell
Formation1851

The current Attorney-General of Victoria has, since November 2018, been Jill Hennessy of the Australian Labor Party. The Attorney-General is one of the Ministers who administer parts of the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, with responsibility for the state's courts and tribunals.

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List of attorneys-general of VictoriaEdit

Order Name Start End Time in office
1 William Stawell 15 Jul 1851 24 Feb 1857 5 years, 224 days
2 Thomas Howard Fellows 25 Feb 1857 10 Mar 1857 13 days
3 Henry Samuel Chapman 11 Mar 1857 28 Apr 1857 48 days
4 Archibald Michie 29 Apr 1857 9 Mar 1858 314 days
- Henry Samuel Chapman 10 Mar 1858 26 Oct 1859 1 year, 230 days
5 John Wood 27 Oct 1859 25 Nov 1860 1 year, 29 days
6 Richard Davies Ireland 26 Nov 1860 28 Jul 1861 244 days
7 Butler Cole Aspinall 29 Jul 1861 13 Nov 1861 107 days
- Richard Davies Ireland 14 Nov 1861 26 Jun 1863 1 year, 224 days
8 George Higinbotham 27 Jun 1863 5 May 1868 4 years, 313 days
9 Morgan McDonnell 6 May 1868 10 Jul 1868 65 days
10 George Paton Smith 11 Jul 1868 19 Sep 1869 70 days
- Morgan McDonnell 20 Sep 1869 8 Apr 1870 200 days
- Archibald Michie 9 Apr 1870 19 Jun 1871 1 year, 71 days
11 Robert Walsh 5 Jul 1871 9 Jun 1872 340 days
12 James W. Stephen 10 Jun 1872 1 May 1874[2] 1 year, 325 days
13 George Kerferd 2 May 1874[2][3] 7 Aug 1875 1 year, 97 days
14 Robert Le Poer Trench 9 Aug 1875 19 Oct 1875 71 days
- George Kerferd 20 Oct 1875 20 May 1877 1 year, 212 days
- Robert Le Poer Trench 22 May 1877 26 Mar 1878 308 days
15 Bryan O’Loghlen 27 Mar 1878 4 Apr 1880 2 years, 8 days
- George Kerferd 5 Mar 1880 2 Aug 1880 150 days
16 William Kinsey Vale 3 Aug 1880 8 Jul 1881 339 days
- Bryan O’Loghlen 9 Jul 1881 7 Mar 1883 1 year, 241 days
- George Kerferd 8 Mar 1883 1 Jan 1886 2 years, 299 days
17 Henry John Wrixon 18 Feb 1886 4 Nov 1890 4 years, 259 days
18 William Shiels 5 Nov 1890 15 Feb 1892 1 year, 102 days
19 John Gavan Duffy 16 Feb 1892 27 Apr 1892 71 days
- William Shiels 28 Apr 1892 22 Jan 1893 269 days
- Bryan O’Loghlen 23 Jan 1893 26 Sep 1894 1 year, 246 days
20 Isaac Isaacs 27 Sep 1894 4 Dec 1899 5 years, 68 days
21 William Irvine 5 Dec 1899 18 Nov 1900 348 days
- Isaac Isaacs 19 Nov 1900 3 Jun 1901 196 days
22 Samuel Gillott 4 Jun 1901 9 Jun 1902 1 year, 5 days
- William Irvine 10 Jun 1902 6 Sep 1903 1 year, 88 days
23 John Mark Davies 7 Sep 1903 7 Jan 1909 5 years, 122 days
24 James Drysdale Brown 8 Jan 1909 8 Dec 1913 4 years, 334 days
25 William Evans 9 Dec 1913 21 Dec 1913 12 days
26 Donald Mackinnon 22 Dec 1913 8 Nov 1915 1 year, 321 days
27 Harry Lawson 9 Nov 1915 28 Nov 1917 2 years, 19 days
28 Agar Wynne 29 Nov 1917 20 Mar 1918 111 days
- Harry Lawson 21 Mar 1918 20 Oct 1919 1 year, 213 days
29 Arthur Robinson 21 Oct 1919 10 Jul 1924 4 years, 263 days
30 Henry Cohen 11 Jul 1924 17 Jul 1924 6 days
31 Bill Slater 18 Jul 1924 17 Nov 1924 122 days
32 Frederic Eggleston 18 Nov 1924 27 Apr 1927 2 years, 160 days
33 John Allan 28 Apr 1927 19 May 1927 21 days
- Bill Slater 20 May 1927 21 Nov 1928 1 year, 185 days
34 Ian Macfarlan 26 Nov 1928 11 Dec 1929 1 year, 15 days
- Bill Slater 12 Dec 1929 18 May 1932 2 years, 158 days
35 Robert Menzies 19 May 1932 24 Jul 1934 2 years, 66 days
- Ian Macfarlan 25 Jul 1934 1 Apr 1935 250 days
36 Albert Bussau 2 Apr 1935 18 Apr 1938 3 years, 16 days
37 Henry Bailey 26 Apr 1938 13 Sep 1943 5 years, 140 days
- Bill Slater 14 Sep 1943 17 Sep 1943 3 days
- Ian Macfarlan 18 Sep 1943 20 Nov 1945 2 years, 63 days
- Bill Slater 21 Nov 1945 19 Nov 1947 1 year, 363 days
38 Trevor Oldham 20 Nov 1947 26 Jun 1950 2 years, 218 days
39 Thomas Walter Mitchell 27 Jun 1950 27 Oct 1952 2 years, 122 days
40 Thomas Hollway 28 Oct 1952 30 Oct 1952 2 days
- Thomas Walter Mitchell 31 Oct 1952 16 Dec 1952 46 days
- Bill Slater 17 Dec 1952 6 Jun 1955 2 years, 171 days
41 William Leggatt 7 Jun 1955 7 Jun 1955 0 days
42 Arthur Rylah 8 Jun 1955 8 May 1967 11 years, 334 days
43 George Reid 9 May 1967 29 May 1973 6 years, 20 days
44 Vernon Wilcox 30 May 1973 30 Mar 1976 2 years, 305 days
45 Alan Hunt 31 Mar 1976 5 May 1976 35 days
46 Haddon Storey 6 May 1976 7 Apr 1982 5 years, 336 days
47 John Cain (junior) 8 Apr 1982 7 Sep 1983 1 year, 152 days
48 Jim Kennan 8 Sep 1983 13 Dec 1987 4 years, 96 days
49 Andrew McCutcheon 14 Dec 1987 1 Apr 1990 2 years, 108 days
- Jim Kennan 2 Apr 1990 5 Oct 1992 2 years, 186 days
50 Jan Wade 6 Oct 1992 19 Oct 1999 7 years, 13 days
51 Rob Hulls 20 Oct 1999 2 Dec 2010 11 years, 43 days
52 Robert Clark 2 Dec 2010 4 Dec 2014 4 years, 2 days
53 Martin Pakula 4 Dec 2014 29 Nov 2018 4 years, 252 days
54 Jill Hennessy 29 Nov 2018 present 257 days

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See, e.g., Bullivant v Attorney-General for Victoria [1900] AC 196; Ryan v Attorney General for Victoria [1967] VR 514
  2. ^ a b "Statistical Register of the State of Victoria" (PDF). 1908.
  3. ^ "Friday, May 1, 1874". The Argus. Melbourne. 1 May 1874. p. 4.

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