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 will be set by the Speaker and the President.

Below are bills parliament considered during the sitting week of 16 March:

New Bills released

Constitution Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2020

Inserts the existing legislated bans on fracking and coal seam gas into Victoria’s Constitution.

Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Amendment Bill 2020

Implements recommendations of the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, transfers functions of the Forensic Leave Panel to the Mental Health Tribunal and makes changes to custodial supervision orders.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Drug Court and Other Matters) Bill 2020

Establishes a pilot Drug Court in the County Court of Victoria and makes a range of other changes to justice legislation.

Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020

Dismisses the Whittlesea City Council and provides for the appointment of an administrator until a general election in October 2024.

Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Ends the moratorium on onshore conventional gas on 1 July 2021, enabling onshore conventional gas exploration and production from that date.

Wage Theft Bill 2020

Creates new wage theft and record keeping offences and establishes a new statutory body, Wage Inspectorate Victoria, to investigate and enforce the offences.

 

Passed the Assembly (will now go to the Council)

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2020

Disability Service Safeguards Amendment Bill 2020

North East Link Bill 2020

Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Worker Harm) Bill 2020

 

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

Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Bill 2020

Local Government Bill 2019

Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020

National Electricity (Victoria) Amendment Bill 2020