Committee inquiries lead to change
Justice | 26 September
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
A Parliamentary Library research paper explores what 'coercive control' is, its prevalence, and the arguments for and against criminalisation.
Learning from New Zealand programs for children of incarcerated parents
Justice | 4 July
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
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
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
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.