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Epidemics and pandemics in Victoria: historical perspectives

This research paper examines the history of epidemics and pandemics in Victoria over the past 200 years. Focusing on the political, social and cultural impacts and legacies of these health crises, it considers what lessons they may, or may not, offer in helping comprehend the...
Report

Victorian economic snapshot 2020

This publication provides a multi-perspective and historical overview of the Victorian economy. It is largely based on the most recent release of economic data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, covering the 2018/19 financial year.
Briefing paper

North East Link Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This paper presents an overview of the North East Link Bill 2020, the Victorian Government’s plans to establish a state-owned tolling corporation, the recent history of public-private road projects in Victoria and a summary of the business case for the Corporation.
Briefing paper

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Pill Testing Pilot for Drug Harm Reduction) Bill 2019: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks at legislative attempts to introduce pill testing across all Australian states and territories. It includes an overview of major stakeholder opinions on pill testing, and brief descriptions of existing pill testing programs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New Zealand, the...
Guide

2019–20 bushfires: quick guide

This guide provides a short overview of the 2019-20 fire season in Victoria, as well as the government response to date.