Bills this Week

This page lists bills Parliament is working on during a sitting week. You can access all Victorian bills and laws on the legislation website. To learn more about the legislative process, go to how a law is made.

Parliament is not sitting this week. The next sitting week begins on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Below are bills Parliament considerred during the sitting week of 26 November 2019.

New Bills released

Crimes Amendment (Abolition of Blasphemy) Bill 2019

Act to abolish the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel to the extent that they form part of the common law in Victoria.

Gender Equality Bill 2019

Requires the public sector, Councils and universities to prepare and publish gender equality action plans and report against those plans, and establishes the Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner.

Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019

Establishes a Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority and transfers land management responsibilities to that Authority.

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019

Amends a number of justice-related Acts relating to access to justice, the validity and enforceability of decisions made by improperly established Municipal Electoral Tribunals (METs) and reserve magistrates who continued sitting after the expiration of their appointments, the protections afforded to vulnerable witnesses, and various other provisions.

Road Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Introduces immediate licence suspensions for drivers who are charged with excessive speeding offences and where a driver uses a motor vehicle to commit a serious offence, such as murder, attempted murder, or causing serious injury either intentionally or recklessly.

Passed the Assembly (will now go to the Council)

Building and Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Local Government Bill 2019

Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 

 

Passed Parliament (will now go to the Governor for royal assent)

Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Land (Revocation of Reservations) Bill 2019

Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2019