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.)

Parliamentary Research publications are released under a Creative Commons licence. Any content republished must be attributed to the author and not be altered, transformed, or built upon, nor used for commercial purposes without our permission  (see details here).

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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
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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
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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
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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

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, background information, a brief stakeholder section and a description of similar legislative initiatives in place in other Australian jurisdictions.

2012-10-17
413.83 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, as well as background information, stakeholder comment and an overview of rooming house legislation in other jurisdictions.

2012-09-04
259.44 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, background information (including a summary of relevant aspects of the Victorian Planning System Ministerial Advisory Committee report), planning permit statistics and a description of similar legislative initiatives in place in other Australian jurisdictions.

2012-08-21
661.08 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of key provisions of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information on hoon driving and vehicle theft statistics, nationally agreed changes to the criteria for statutory written-off vehicles, and an overview of relevant provisions in other jurisdictions.

2012-06-08
369.86 KB

A discussion of issues relevant to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Amendment (Examinations) Bill 2012.

2012-05-04
437.4 KB