Research Papers


Research Papers

The DPS Parliamentary Library Research Service provides research support to Members of the Victorian Parliament. The Service’s publications are:
· Research Papers, which provide in-depth coverage and detailed analysis of key topics;
· Current Issues Briefs, which provide an overview of a subject in legislative, portfolio, or policy areas; and,
· Research Briefs, which provide analysis and description of current bills.
The views expressed in Research Service publications are those of the author(s). Contact details appear at the rear of each paper.
(nb. Readers should note that the information contained in Research Service publications is current at the time of their release. For information on bills as enacted visit the Victorian Legislation & Parliamentary Documents website.)

Research Briefs and Research Papers are released under a Creative Commons licence - see details here.

For the latest research from the Research Service please click on the 'Date Created' tab below.

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    Justice Legislation Amendment (Protective Services Officers) Bill 2011 (pdf, 126 KB)

    Abstract:

    This research brief provides background information on protective services officers in Victoria, including an outline of their current powers and privileges and an outline of current security measures on Victoria's railways.

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    Public Opinion Polls (pdf, 268 KB)

    Abstract:

    This paper examines public opinion polling in Australia and in other jurisdictions.

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    Royal Commissions in Victoria.pdf (pdf, 856 KB)

    Abstract:

    This paper provides two comprehensive indices on royal commissions in Victoria.

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    Sentencing Legislation Amendment (Abolition of Home Detention) Bill 2011 (pdf, 99 KB)

    Abstract:

    This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and pertinent background information, a discussion of some of the key issues and a section on relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.

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    Transport Legislation Amendment (Port of Hastings Development Authority) Bill 2011 (pdf, 93 KB)

    Abstract:

    This Research Brief provides an outline of the main provisions of the Transport Legislation Amendment (Port of Hastings Development Authority) Bill 2011, as well as relevant background information and stakeholder views.

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    Accident Towing Services Amendment Bill 2011 (pdf, 123 KB)

    Abstract: This Research Brief outlines the main provisions of the Accident Towing Services Amendment Bill 2011 as well as relevant background information, key findings of the Essential Services Commission's review and relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.

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    Family Violence Protection Amendment (Safety Notices) Bill 2011 (pdf, 94 KB)

    Abstract: This research brief focuses mainly on the issue of Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSNs). It provides relevant background information (including key findings of the FVSN evaluation) and provides information about the use of similar orders in other Austra...

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    Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011 (pdf, 103 KB)

    Abstract: This Research Brief provides background information on the Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill, a summary of the main provisions of the Bill, stakeholder views, and relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.

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    2010 Victorian State Election.pdf (pdf, 725 KB)

    Abstract: An analysis of the Victorian state election which took place on 27 November 2010. This paper provides an overview of the election campaign, major policies, opinion polls data, the outcome of the election in both houses, and voter turnout. It also includes...

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    Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (pdf, 102 KB)

    Abstract: This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, background information (including relevant statistics), stakeholder views and legislation in other jurisdictions.

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