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Bail Amendment Bill 2023: Bill Brief

While the Bail Act 1977 includes the general entitlement to bail, amendments to the Act in 2013, 2016 and 2017-8 made it harder for some alleged offenders to be granted bail. This paper examines some of the recent amendments to the Act and outlines some...

The Victorian space industry

This paper provides an overview of the Victorian space industry, in the context of both the Australian and international space sectors. It also examines the breadth of the space industry in Victoria and its applications.
Briefing paper

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Authorising Pharmacists) Bill 2023: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief outlines selected aspects of proposed changes to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, in relation to the medicines pharmacists may be able to prescribe without a prescription and how this will impact the health system. It provides a jurisdictional comparison...

Group voting tickets and Victoria

Considerable concerns exist over so-called 'group voting tickets' used in elections for Victoria’s Legislative Council. This paper discusses Victoria's experiences, focusing on ensuring that the state's Upper House retains the public's confidence in its role and representativeness.

The 2022 Victorian state election

This paper summarises the 2022 Victorian election and outcomes. It provides an overview of the 59th Parliament and election lead-up, including COVID-19 politics, leadership and integrity issues, retirements and pre-selections, and flood and cost-of-living crises—all of which shaped the election and the changes in the...