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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    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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    Education and Training Reform Amendment (School Safety) Bill 2010 (pdf, 111 KB)

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

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    Sentencing Further Amendment Bill 2010 (pdf, 126 KB)

    Abstract: This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, relevant background information (including a summary of the Sentencing Advisory Council's inquiry into suspended sentences), legislation in other jurisdictions and statistics on suspe...

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    Climate Change Bill 2010 (pdf, 194 KB)

    Abstract: This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, background information on climate change, an overview of the government's White Paper Action Plan, stakeholder responses, and legislation in other jurisdictions.

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    Traditional Owner Settlement Bill 2010 (pdf, 155 KB)

    Abstract: This research brief provides an overview of the background to the Traditional Owner Settlement Bill (2010), an outline of the main provisions of the Bill, stakeholder responses, and policy positions in other jurisdictions.

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    An Introduction to Parliamentary Privilege (pdf, 290 KB)

    Abstract: This introductory paper examines the law and practice of parliamentary privilege in Australia and in other jurisdictions. The paper also contains a discussion of the historical background to parliamentary privilege, defines the key elements of privilege, ...

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    Electoral Amendment (Electoral Participation) Bill 2010 (pdf, 110 KB)

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    A discussion of the Electoral Amendment (Electoral Participation) Bill 2010, including an overview of the Electoral Matters Committee report on its Inquiry into Voter Participation and Informal Voting (2009) and a comparison of electoral proce...

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    Civil Procedure Bill 2010 (pdf, 118 KB)

    Abstract: A discussion of the Civil Procedure Bill 2010. This Research Brief provides an overview of the Attorney-General's second reading speech, outlines the key recommendations of the Review relevant to the Bill, provides an explanation of...

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