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 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
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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

An overview of the Bill and second reading speech, a summary of the National Carer Recognition Framework and the Victorian Policy Context, statistics, stakeholder comment and an overview of carers recognition legislation in other jurisdictions.

2012-03-09
157.57 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information including statistics and an overview of FOI legislation in other jurisdictions.

2012-02-17
178.49 KB

The paper includes background information, an overview of the main provisions of the Bill, and information on anti-corruption commissions in other Australian jurisdictions.

2012-02-08
219.73 KB

An overview of the Bill and second reading speech, a history of the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, its application to schools and an overview of infrastructure contribution schemes in other Australian jurisdictions.

2011-12-09
151.77 KB

An overview of the Bill, background information on the definition, effects and control of corruption, the history of Victoria's integrity system and an overview of anti-corruption commissions in other Australian jurisdictions.

2011-12-08
555.31 KB