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In 1987, the Law Reform Commission of Victoria (predecessor organisation of the Victorian Law Reform Commission) published a landmark guide to legal language, titled Plain English and the Law .
Although it is often cited as an important work, this publication has been hard...
Fitzroy Legal Service is pleased to announce a new community sector workers manual to the legal system is now available to download for free.
This comprehensive guide takes a welfare perspective of the law and is an excellent starting point for workers in disability,...
This Privacy Victoria information sheet outlines the privacy rights of children under Victorian law.
Where the Information Privacy Act 2000 (‘the Act’), requires the consent of an individual to collect, disclose, transfer, access or correct their personal information, a parent or guardian can consent...
This plain language guide to the criminal justice system aims to show what help is available, from the time a crime occurs right through to after the court case has concluded.
It also provides information about support services available, including where to go for...
Outlines how Victorian courts (judges and magistrates) decide which sentence to impose on offenders. When sentencing offenders, a court decides what consequences offenders will face for what they have done. The focus of this guide is on Victorian courts. While some of what is described...
Now in its fifth edition, this guide explains the where, when, what and how of sentencing in Victoria. The guide has been updated to reflect recent changes to sentencing law in Victoria.
This overview summarises 10 key legislative changes to sentencing law in Victoria from 2018, including the introduction of standard sentences, Category A and B serious youth offences and youth control orders. It also looks at two judicial decisions that will affect the way that sentencing...