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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This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Bill and analysis of its key features, plus background information and comparisons with other Australian jurisdictions.

2018-08-27
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This publication provides crime data and offence rates for the five major crime categories over a ten-year period for all Victoria’s LGAs.

2018-08-22
3.16 MB

This paper provides case studies of countries that have historic treaties or modern treaty-making processes with Indigenous peoples, self-governance arrangements, and other mechanisms aimed at realising Indigenous self-determination.

2018-06-27
837.92 KB

This paper explains what the gig economy is, how it functions and the implications it has for labour rights. It also provides some information on the regulatory responses of other countries to the gig economy.

2018-06-19
982.28 KB

This Bill Brief provides background to the Bill and an overview of its amendments to Victoria’s post-sentence scheme; contextual information on post-sentence preventive detention; and selected resources published since the Harper review.

2018-05-23
924.55 KB

This Artificial Intelligence Primer provides a basic explanation of some of the key issues surrounding AI.

2018-05-15
602.92 KB

This quick guide provides a brief chronology of discussions, policies and initiatives at the Commonwealth level around treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and a summary of recent developments towards treaty at the state and territory level.

2018-05-04
858.14 KB

Thie paper contextualises the new Advancing the Treaty Bill by explaining key provisions of the Bill, and providing a timeline of events which have led to the Bill being tabled in the House.

2018-05-04
1.01 MB

This research paper examines the cost of living through four primary indicators: the consumer price index, selected living cost indexes, wages and housing data. The paper highlights trends and statistics regarding the cost of living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and internationally.

2018-04-24
964.23 KB

This guide aims to unpack the stereotypical image of the rough sleeper as representative of the homeless population and to contextualise experiences of homelessness within recent data.

2018-04-24
431.8 KB