The Commission is seeking written submissions in response to the questions in this paper or that otherwise address the terms of reference.
The chapters that follow describe what committal proceedings are, the committal and pre-trial system in Victoria, and how committal and pre-trial procedures have been reformed in other jurisdictions. For the purpose of informing submissions, the paper then identifies and discusses several significant issues, and considers a selection of reform options and proposals.
A table appended to the issues paper provides a comparative overview of committal and pre-trial procedures in other Australian jurisdictions. A list of previous reports about committal reform is also appended.