Upper house debates cannabis reforms
Justice | 13 December 2023
The Legislative Council debated measures that would allow adults to legally possess small quantities of marijuana for personal use during the final sitting week of the year.
Bill prepares the way for cannabis driving trial
Justice | 6 November 2023
A bill to support a trial assessing the effects of medicinal cannabis on driving behaviour will go to the Legislative Council for consideration after passing the Legislative Assembly last week.
Legislative Assembly passes Nazi salute prohibition
Justice | 10 October 2023
Legislation to prohibit the display and performance of Nazi gestures will go to the upper house for consideration after the Legislative Assembly voted to pass the bill.
Bill Brief examines bail law amendments
Justice | 4 October 2023
When James Gargasoulas killed six people and injured many others in the January 2017 Bourke Street car attack he was out on bail.
Witness welfare report released
Justice | 6 October 2022
Sixteen recommendations have been made by Parliament's Integrity and Oversight Committee.
Committee inquiries lead to change
Justice | 26 September 2022
Dvir Abramovich shed tears as Victoria became the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban public displays of the Nazi swastika, but it wasn't the only landmark reform recommended by the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee during the 59th parliament.
‘Coercive control’ gaining recognition
Justice | 12 August 2022
A Parliamentary Library research paper explores what 'coercive control' is, its prevalence, and the arguments for and against criminalisation.
Children of incarcerated parents the invisible victims of crime: Report
Justice | 4 August 2022
New report recommends Victoria create an agency to respond to children and families of people affected by parental incarceration.
Learning from New Zealand programs for children of incarcerated parents
Justice | 4 July 2022
Children who’ve committed no crime are still forced to serve a sentence. That’s the message from New Zealand charity group Pillars, who work to support families of incarcerated people in New Zealand.