Victoria

Report

21 Jul 2017

An outline was proposed by the Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee (the Parliamentary Committee) Inquiry into End of Life Choices. The Parliamentary Committee provided a broad policy direction for...

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Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

This fact sheet provides information about young offenders who offend with one or more other people over the past 12 months, including data on demographics and offence types.

The key findings of the analysis are that:

  • In 2007, 62.6% of young offenders were recorded as
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Fact sheet

20 Jul 2017

Over recent years the Victorian community has expressed concern about young offenders, especially those who commit violent or serious crimes such as assault, motor vehicle theft, robbery or burglary. This issue has also been the subject of media coverage, which has suggested police are recording...

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18 Jul 2017

The Community Correction Order (CCO) is a sentencing order that provides for an offender’s punishment and rehabilitation in the community. An offender’s failure to comply with a CCO without a reasonable excuse is a criminal offence with a maximum penalty of three months’ imprisonment.

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13 Jul 2017

Victoria has one of the world's largest life science clusters composed of the medical technology (medtech), biotechnology (biotech) and pharmaceutical industries. It is home to a vibrant commercial sector, key R&D infrastructure and advanced manufacturing expertise making it a highly sought...

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Strategy

13 Jul 2017

This plan outlines the action that the Victorian government is taking to encourage investment in our energy sector and to ensure Victorians continue to benefit from a renewable, affordable and reliable energy system into the future.

The Renewable Energy Action Plan invests $146 million...

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Blog post

12 Jul 2017

Can alcohol and drugs be called a ‘cause’ of family violence? What do we mean when we talk about ‘causes’ of social problems? In this article, ANZSOG Research Fellow Sophie Yates explains why problem framing is so important in public policy, and explores the framing of policy actors talking...

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Strategy

05 Jul 2017

The Support and Safety Hub Statewide Concept outlines the role the hubs will have in our long-term plan to end family violence in Victoria.

The concept has been developed in collaboration with victim survivors, industry experts and members of the wider community, with Aboriginal self-...

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22 Jun 2017

We rely on roads for access to work, schools, shops, recreational activities, health care and other services. Roads also play a critical role in the movement of freight and goods across Victoria. VicRoads manages about 24 000 kilometres of arterial roads.

Road networks in poor condition...

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22 Jun 2017

This report fulfils a requirement of the Multicultural Victoria Act 2011, which mandates government departments to report annually to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and to the Victorian Parliament on their achievements in multicultural affairs for the previous financial year.

The...

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Article

20 Jun 2017

The Victorian government’s 2017 housing policy contains a bulk transfer of public housing to housing associations. Housing Minister Martin Foley’s explanation is that “the state is a terrible housing manager”.

A similar rationale underlies the handing of public housing estates to private...

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Policy

19 Jun 2017

Population growth in Victoria and Melbourne is the most pressing challenge and opportunity, of this and the next generation. Victoria is currently growing by 100,000 people a year with 92 per cent of these new Victorians moving to Greater Melbourne.

Having a clear strategy to deal with...

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Guide

19 Jun 2017

This guideline is specifically targeted toward specialist family violence services and mainstream or universal services that provide crisis response and recovery services and accommodation, including men’s behaviour change programs.

It was developed as a result of a recommendation made by...

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19 Jun 2017

From October 2016 to May 2017, Environmental Justice Australia held 10 workshops in metro and rural Victoria on the Environment Protection Act and EPA and the reform process being conducted by the Victorian Government. The purpose of the workshops was to help the community understand what rights...

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15 Jun 2017

In its inaugural Energy Supply Outlook (ESO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) highlights a low risk of electricity shortfalls for an average summer in 2017/18, however the power system remains susceptible to extreme conditions.

AEMO’s ESO is the first integrated assessment of...

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08 Jun 2017

 

Impartiality, professionalism and integrity are important foundations for the public sector. Public sector staff must act with these values in mind, to ensure the use of public funds is as effective and efficient as possible, to meet community needs and to maintain public trust....

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08 Jun 2017

The inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016 is a legislation inquiry. This means that the Committee’s focus for the inquiry is on the specifics of the Bill rather than a broader review of issues that may relate to the Bill, but...

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07 Jun 2017

Adoption law and practice deeply and intimately affects those to whom it applies. The effects are life-long. They do not cease upon the adopted child reaching adulthood. They have intergenerational impacts and consequences. The effects reverberate widely. They involve significant social and...

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Other text

07 Jun 2017

Victoria is home to the second largest brown coal resource in the world. This low cost and abundant resource has ensured the supply of affordable and reliable electricity that has supported our economic prosperity for nearly a century. However, there is a fundamental change underway which will...

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24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic...

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