Animal cruelty offences in Victoria is the first ever report on how animal cruelty is sentenced in the state. It identifies the animal cruelty offences people and corporations were sentenced for between 2008 and 2017, the sentences imposed for those offences and other offences...
This report outlines how the Victorian Government is tracking against its commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians, as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework.
This report has been prepared in response to consumer feedback that highlights the crisis in crisis accommodation in Melbourne’s north and west.
In this Inaugural Violet Marshman Oration from November 2018, Grattan’s Health Program Director Stephen Duckett considers Indigenous health indicators.
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...
This is a report to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation (the Minister) by the Independent Review Panel (the Panel) in relation to the allocation of gaming machine entitlements in the State of Victoria from 16 August 2022. The report is provided...
In this report, the Council examines the number of people sentenced in 2017–18 for committing a serious offence while serving a community correction order. The report fulfils a requirement under the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) for the Council to report annually on convictions for serious...
Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.
The Victorian government has announced an inquiry into the on-demand workforce. The inquiry, chaired by former Federal Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, will investigate the extent of the on-demand sector and the status of people working with or for on-line companies or platforms in Victoria....
The overall aim of this work was to inform parliaments, and in particular parliamentary committees, of the strategies that could be developed to better engage CALD communities in the work of future parliamentary inquiries.
This paper seeks the views of organisations providing services or facilities for children and young people, peak associations, regulators, government agencies, and families, children and young people on the implementation and operation of Victoria’s child safe standards and associated regulatory framework. The standards were fully...
Despite its potential to deliver significant benefits to cities and people, walking is typically overlooked in planning and investment decisions – most likely due to its routine nature. This report identifies key issues with the current investment process that present barriers to appropriate levels of...
Urgent action is required to strengthen an international effort to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This strategy guides the next steps in reducing the largest sources of emissions in the City of Melbourne, in line with science-based targets and the Paris Agreement on climate change....
This web page and associated resources lists all 227 recomendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.
An update for each recommedation is included on a linked page. The recomendations are seachable and also can be filtered by categories and the government departments...
This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group.
This report examined the health services used by more than 37,300 people with coronary heart disease (CHD) who were discharged from a public hospital in New South Wales or Victoria between April 2012 and June 2013. The report analysed linked de-identified hospitalisation data to Medicare...
The Lookout is a place where Victorian family violence workers and other professionals in universal and mainstream services can find information, evidence-based resources and services to help them respond to family violence.
The Lookout has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria...