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Attorney-General

Derbyshire inquiry reopens

Britain's inquiry into the loss of the Derbyshire with all 44 crew in 1980 during Typhoon Orchid has begun.

Wednesday, 26 April, 2000, 12:00am

Derbyshire inquiry reopens

Britain's inquiry into the loss of the Derbyshire with all 44 crew in 1980 during Typhoon Orchid has begun.

It reopened proceedings with the presentation of new video and photographic evidence taken from an underwater study of the wreck. The British attorney-general has already ruled out structural failure and the ship breaking in two as possible causes for the sinking.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

'After midnight on the 30th of June, it ain't my problem' - out-going Attorney-General Jeremy Mathews' view of a possible legal vacuum.

'If this were a minor matter, what would be the major ones to come in the future?' - Democrat Andrew To, worried about the official attitude to the PLA Customs row.

22 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Corrupt officer's millions to Crown

The widow of a corrupt policeman agreed yesterday to turn her husband's millions over to the Government.

The $12.84 million out-of-court settlement ended the Attorney-General's three-year battle for control of the disgraced sergeant's estate.

8 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Charter to aid victims of crime

A Victims' Charter to be unveiled today should mean the Social Welfare Department needs no longer to discover the plight of crime victims from rumour and newspapers.

Better co-ordination between departments was one of the pledges to be made in the 12-point plan to be released by Attorney-General Jeremy Mathews, a government source said.

29 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Rape case 'is licence to attack'

Rapists have been given a licence to assault the mentally handicapped by a recent Legal Department decision to drop a prosecution, parents claimed yesterday.

31 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

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