The Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Security Measures) Bill 2013 was introduced into the Victorian Parliament on 10 December 2013. The Bill will introduce new security arrangements for secure welfare services in Victoria, including the proposed powers to subject a child to an unclothed search, a frisk search, seclusion and/or…
The Commission made a submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee on the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Bill 2013 which will include provision to prevent the Charter from applying to the Uniform Law. The Commission notes that human rights should inform the development of uniform schemes and…
A Bill introduced into Victorian Parliament on 10 December 2013 proposes to introduce laws which increase the scope and breadth of police move-on powers and create new exclusion orders, which can be used in ways that could impact upon rights enshrined in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act…
The Commission has made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission in response to an application by the federal Department of Social Services for an exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth). The Department is seeking the exemption from the DDA on its behalf, and on behalf of…
The Commission has made a submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (CMIA). The CMIA governs what happens when a person is charged with a crime and had a mental impairment at the time of the offense,…
The Commission has made a submission to the Victoria Police community consultation on field contact reports and cross-cultural training. In its role in policing and protecting the community, Victoria Police has to exercise its powers lawfully and in a manner that maintains public trust and confidence. Victoria Police does a…
In January 2013, the Commission made a submission regarding a planning application to build a mosque at Green St, Doveton. Casey City Council had allowed time for community consultation on the issue. The submission provided information about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and how it could…
The Commission made a brief submission to the Department of Justice regarding the regulatory impact statement and proposed Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fee) Regulations 2013. The Commission welcomed the decision not to introduce commencement, hearing and mediation fees for the Anti-Discrimination List at VCAT (now called the Human Rights…
The Commission made a brief submission to the Department of Justice regarding the regulatory impact statement and proposed Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fee) Regulations 2013. The Commission welcomed the decision not to introduce commencement, hearing and mediation fees for the Anti-Discrimination List at VCAT (now called the Human Rights…
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is presently conducting a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1996 (Vic), examining whether processes for registration and certification are accessible to people in the community, especially those from Aboriginal communities, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and other groups experiencing disadvantage. In November…
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