Parliamentary activity

Bills and legislation

Parliament is not sitting this week. The next sitting week begins on Tuesday 16 August 2022. Below are bills Parliament considered during the sitting week of 2 August 2022.

New bills

Casino Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Implementation and Other Matters) Bill 2022

Makes legislative changes in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence.

Disability Amendment Bill 2022

Amends the Disability Act 2006 in relation to the Secretary's functions, the sharing of information about persons with a disability and persons subject to restrictive practices and supervised treatment orders (STOs), residential services, use of restrictive practices, the compulsory treatment of persons with a disability, and other related matters.

Early Childhood Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Makes provision for the Regulatory Authority for Victoria as the integrated sector regulator for education and care services and children’s services and makes a range of other amendments.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2022

Makes a range of changes to relating to cost recovery for policing services, security of police premises and places where PSOs may exercise special powers. The Bill also establishes a legislative framework for the Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme to support current and former Victoria Police employees who have experienced workplace sex discrimination or sexual harassment.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2022

Makes a range of legislative changes to sexual offences, including expanding the definition of consent in the Crimes Act 1958 and the circumstances where consent is deemed not to be given. The Bill also extends certain temporary provisions in the Court Security Act 1980 and the Open Courts Act 2013 relating to court operations.

Major Crime and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Makes a range of legislative changes related to asset confiscation, search warrants and crime scene processes.

Monitoring of Places of Detention by the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (OPCAT) Bill 2022

Facilitates inspections of places of detention by the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment for the purpose of its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

Racing Amendment (Unauthorised Access) Bill 2022

Prohibits unauthorised access to certain areas of racecourses and prohibits certain conduct during race meetings and official trial meetings and provides for enforcement of these provisions.

State Sport Centres Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Allows the State Sport Centres Trust to manage and operate the Knox Regional Sports Park, the Knox Regional Sports Park land, the Lakeside Stadium, and the Lakeside Oval Reserve land, and makes other minor changes to the Trust’s operations.

Planning and Environment Amendment (Wake Up to Climate Change) Bill 2022

Amends the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to respond to climate impacts resulting from planning.

Health Legislation Amendment (Conscientious Objection) Bill 2022

Amends health legislation in relation to contraception, abortion and voluntary assisted dying services provided by publicly funded denominational hospitals.

Multicultural Victoria Amendment (Independence) Bill 2022

Amends the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011 in relation to the the independence of the Victorian Multicultural Commission and inserts further requirements in respect to grants made by the Commission.