Inquiry into Restitution for Victims of Crime

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The Law Reform Committee received terms of reference to conduct an Inquiry into Restitution for Victims of Crime on 22 December 1992.

The Committee tabled its final report in Parliament on 1 June 1994. The report is pdf available for download as a pdf file 784.11 Kb. Other documents released by the Committee are also available for download from the Report and Response tab.

Terms of Reference

Under the powers found in section 4F (1) (a) (ii) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1968, the Governor in Council refers the following matter to the Law Reform Committee:

To enquire into and report to Parliament on whether the existing legislation procedures and administrative arrangements that currently provide for restitution to victims of crime are adequate with particular reference to-

  1. the enforcement procedures for restitution orders;
  2. the relationship of restitution orders to current sentencing options;
  3. the role of mediation in restitution.