Parliament of Victoria


29 Nov 2017

This report examines the education, training and communications initiatives undertaken by the three agencies the committee oversees: the newly created Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.


19 Sep 2017

This report outlines the benefits of community energy projects, how their uptake can be encouraged, whether they can be expanded beyond solar and wind power and how challenges specific to metropolitan projects can be overcome.

Research report

23 Mar 2017

This report looks at the ‘new economy,’ (peer-to-peer markets) - specifically, ride-sharing services, and outlines options for regulation and taxi industry compensation.


Ridesharing services are operating without licences and without being subject to regulation in Victoria.

Ride sourcing services can be...

Research report

7 Mar 2017

Victoria’s population is ageing and causing significant growth in demand for retirement housing. At the same time, residents have heightened expectations about the services that will be delivered.

This creates a range of challenges for government and industry, and also prompted significant public interest...

Video podcast

8 Jun 2016

The Victorian Parliament's Legal and Social Issues Committee to inquire into, consider and report, no later than 31 May 2016, on the need for laws in Victoria to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices and, in particular, the...

Research report

5 May 2016

Machinery of government (“MoG”) changes are the formal transfer of functions from one department to another. These changes may occur at any time, but are most common following an election, particularly where there has been a change of government. MoG arrangements are used to align...

Research report

10 Dec 2015

Following the November 2014 election, the newly elected Victorian government undertook a departmental restructure, which saw nine departments merged into seven, a reallocation of functions between departments and a number of changes to ministerial portfolios.

On 27 May 2015, the Legislative Council passed a...

Research report

24 Jun 2015

Victoria is earning a reputation for producing surprising election results. According to political commentators and the opinion polls, the 1999 election was expected to return the Coalition Government and the 2010 election was expected to return the Labor Government, yet neither did.

Even though...

Research report

3 Sep 2014

Whilst methamphetamine use as a generic category may have stabilised over the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the use of crystal methamphetamine the more potent and dangerous form of the drug, particularly by young people between 20 and 29 according to...

Research report

5 Mar 2013

The Committee was asked to consider the access and interactions that people with an intellectual disability or cognitive impairment have with the justice system.

Committee Chair, Mr Clem Newton-Brown MP said, “Compared to people without a disability, people with an intellectual disability or cognitive...