Bills this Week
This page lists bills Parliament is working on during a sitting week. You can access all Victorian bills and laws on the legislation website. To learn more about the legislative process, go to how a law is made.
Parliament is not sitting this week. The next sitting week begins on Tuesday 6 February 2018.
Below are the bills Parliament considered during the sitting week of 12 December 2017.
New Bills released
Extends and modernises the duties, powers and functions of the Auditor-General and the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), and clarifies the rights and obligations of agencies that are audited by VAGO.
Alters and clarifies how tests for bail should be applied, allows police to remand an accused adult until a court is available, requires certain people to be brought before a court for bail decisions, and provides an express power for a court to bail or remand a person appearing on summons.
Establishes a scheme for certain entities to share information to promote the wellbeing and safety of children, and establishes a register of children in Victoria to improve wellbeing and safety outcomes for those children, and monitor participation in government-funded programs and services.
Makes a number of changes to legislation relating to sexual offences and the conditions under which certain evidence used in criminal proceedings is retained.
Establishes a licensing system and associated civil penalties for labour hire services, establishes the Labour Hire Licensing Authority and the office of the Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner (the Commissioner), provides for the development of a voluntary industry code of practice, and provides for the appointment of inspectors within in the office of the Commissioner.
Provides for integrated and coordinated planning and management of Victoria’s marine and coastal environment.
Provides for the declaration of distinctive areas and landscapes, and provides for the preparation and implementation of a Statement of Planning Policy for declared areas.
Establishes a remuneration tribunal determine salaries, allowances and budgets for members of Parliament, and determine remuneration bands for executives employed in public services bodies and prescribed public entities.
Passed the Assembly (will now go to the Council)
Passed Parliament (will now go to the Governor for royal assent)
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017
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