Witness welfare report released
Justice | 6 October 2022
Sixteen recommendations have been made by Parliament's Integrity and Oversight Committee.
Committee inquiries lead to change
Justice | 26 September 2022
Dvir Abramovich shed tears as Victoria became the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban public displays of the Nazi swastika, but it wasn't the only landmark reform recommended by the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee during the 59th parliament.
‘Coercive control’ gaining recognition
Justice | 12 August 2022
A Parliamentary Library research paper explores what 'coercive control' is, its prevalence, and the arguments for and against criminalisation.
Children of incarcerated parents the invisible victims of crime: Report
Justice | 4 August 2022
New report recommends Victoria create an agency to respond to children and families of people affected by parental incarceration.
Learning from New Zealand programs for children of incarcerated parents
Justice | 4 July 2022
Children who’ve committed no crime are still forced to serve a sentence. That’s the message from New Zealand charity group Pillars, who work to support families of incarcerated people in New Zealand.
Bill banning Nazi swastika passes Parliament
Justice | 22 June 2022
Victoria has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to pass legislation banning the public display of the Nazi swastika (Hakenkreuz).
Justice inquiry makes 100 recommendations for change
Justice | 24 March 2022
The Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee made 100 recommendations, 73 findings, received 170 public submissions and heard from more than 90 witnesses at eight days of public hearings, including Wangaratta.
Victims of crime reveal their pain at public hearings
Justice | 31 January 2022
The inquiry into Victoria's criminal justice system heard from many victims of crime during its public hearing phase.
Justice mid inquiry update
Justice | 17 December 2021
The Committee examining Victoria’s criminal justice system has provided an update on its inquiry.
Redress scheme proposed for forced adoption victims
Justice | 8 September 2021
A major parliamentary inquiry has called for the Victorian Government to immediately establish a landmark redress scheme for mothers whose babies were forcibly removed from them because of historical adoption policies and practices.