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.

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This Research Brief provides a brief overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information, stakeholder comment and an overview of other jurisdictions.

2013-08-16
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This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill, information on national parks and the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission inquiry into tourism in Victoria, examples from other jurisdictions and positions from industry stakeholders.

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2013-08-13
316.82 KB

This Research Brief provides a brief overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information, stakeholder comment and an overview of some other jurisdictions.

2013-05-27
350.82 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Education and Training Reform Amendment (School Attendance) Bill 2013. It includes background information on student absenteeism, statistics, and an overview of school attendance enforcement strategies in other jurisdictions.

2013-05-15
707.45 KB

This paper provides an overview of the key components of the Victorian planning system.

2013-05-14
1.61 MB

An overview of the Bill, information on the Sentencing Advisory Council's report into Statutory Minimum Sentences for Gross Violence,opinions on the introduction of minimum sentences, sentencing statistics, and sentencing in other jurisdictions.

2013-02-01
296.21 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, background information on retirement villages and the current legislative framework, as well as an overview of retirement village legislation in other jurisdictions.

2012-12-19
442.12 KB

This research brief includes: an overview of the second reading speech; background information about outlaw motorcycle gangs; a description of the key provisions of the Bill; and a review of legislation targeting criminal organisations in other jurisdictions.

2012-12-03
414.2 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information, stakeholder comment and a description of journalist shield laws in other jurisdictions (including Australia and New Zealand).

2012-12-03
257.36 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information, stakeholder comment and a description of the classification of computer games in overseas and Australian jurisdictions.

2012-10-24
516.08 KB