Victoria

Report

Evaluating the VicHealth ‘Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grants’: the Human Code – beyond gender expectations in the Macedon Ranges - final report

This report presents the evaluation findings from the Human Code project, an initiative run in Macedon Ranges by Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health (SCCH), and funded by VicHealth’s Healthier Masculinities Partnership Grants. The authors offer recommendations for future community partnerships seeking to promote gender transformative...
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Victorian energy market report 2021–22

This report aims to provide consumers with information about the energy market that would promote effective competition, to achieve the best outcomes for Victorian energy consumers.
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Pre-sentence reports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an analysis of language and sentiment

Pre-sentence reports (PSRs) provide information to courts on an individual’s background, circumstances, risks, needs and plans. This study describes the language and sentiment in these reports. The authors studied PSRs written for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people sentenced by the mainstream County Court of...
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Infrastructure election monitor: Victorian red book

This report outlines the Andrews Government's infrastructure policy and project commitments ahead of its third term in government, and includes an overview of public infrastructure investment and market dynamics.
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Visualising Victoria's electoral history

This paper provides an outline of some of the main electoral and political changes in Victoria since the 1850s. It combines historical sources with computational data analysis and visualisation techniques to illustrate patterns in Victoria’s electoral and party systems.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: the Victorian Liberals say the state's debt is larger than any other state and larger than NSW, Queensland and Tasmania combined. Is that correct?

The Victorian Liberals say the state's debt is larger than any other state and larger than NSW, Queensland and Tasmania combined. Verdict: the Victorian Liberal party claims are gilding the lily.
Fact sheet

We fact-checked Samantha Ratnam's claim that Victorians have lost $66 billion at the pokies. Here's what we found.

Samantha Ratnam claimed Victoria had lost $66 billion to poker machines since their introduction 30 years ago. Verdict: Ms Ratnam's claim is understated.
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Logging off: a cost-benefit analysis of land use options for the native forests of the Central Highlands, Victoria

Australia is home to some of the world’s most ancient forests. This paper offers policy-makers a blueprint for assessing the true value of our native forests. Recognising the inherent preferencing of the quantitative (particularly when it comes to Expenditure Review Committee processes), the authors conduct...
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Pre-election pulse check: an analysis of Victorian state government leadership

The Australian Leadership Index (ALI) captures public perceptions of Australian institutions over time across three dimensions of leadership for the greater good: Integrity, Contribution and Competence. In this report, the authors provide a snapshot of the ALI's findings on public perceptions of the Victorian government's...
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Mind the gap: identifying the gap between energy concession eligibility and concessions received

Ensuring low-income consumers receive concessions is direct cost-of-living support to improve affordability of energy bills. This report highlights the gap between those eligible for an energy concession and those receiving this concession on their energy bills.
Strategy

Our strategy: transforming gambling regulation in Victoria

Following the 2021 Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, this strategy has been developed by the new Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in order to shape a gambling industry Victoria that has integrity, is safe and is fair.
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Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"

The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
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'Can't afford to live': The impact of the rising cost of living on Victorians and Tasmanians on low incomes

This report provides evidence that the rising cost of living is deepening financial, housing and food insecurity, and impacting mental and physical health, while also increasing social isolation.
Discussion paper

Budget independence for Victoria’s Independent Officers of Parliament

Victoria’s integrity agencies have come together to present an evidence-based paper outlining the need for greater budgetary independence. This joint paper sets out a case to further strengthen the perceived and actual independence of these three officers of Parliament.
Journal article

A call for joined-up action to promote nutrition across the first 2000 days of life using a food systems approach

This study provides an overview of the evidence support, policy mechanisms and stakeholder perspectives on opportunities for improving nutrition across the first 2000 days of life to guide future investments and to inform policy dialogues with relevant government, non-government and external agencies within the state...
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Special report on corruption risks associated with donations and lobbying

This report sets out recommendations for significant improvements to donations and lobbying regulations in Victoria. These recommendations are based on analysis of Victoria's regulatory framework and the experience of other Australian and comparable international jurisdictions and broader research.
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IBAC’s referral and oversight of Emma’s complaints about Victoria Police’s response to family violence by a police officer: special report

This report highlights the experience of ‘Emma’ (not her real name), who was the victim of significant violence perpetrated by her then partner, who was at the time a serving member of Victoria Police.
Discussion paper

Reforming sentence deferrals in Victoria: consultation paper

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council is seeking submissions on the questions posed in this consultation paper. The Council intends to use submissions, and the results of consultations, to make recommendations about the use of sentence deferral in Victoria.
Strategy

Our regulatory approach

The VEC's role is to ensure all Victorians actively participate in their democracy and to deliver high quality, accessible electoral services with innovation, integrity and independence. This statement aims to provide transparency and predictability in the Commission's compliance responses.
Report

Victoria on the edge: debt, deficits and unsustainable growth

The Australian economy faces the greatest series of financial risks in decades, as the odds of a global recession continue to increase. The authors of this report argue that the Victorian economy is particularly vulnerable to the economic shocks that are coming its way, because...