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 26 October 2021.

Below are bills Parliament considered during the sitting week of 12 October 2021.

 

New Bills released

Local Government Amendment (Rates and Charges) Bill 2021

Amends the Local Government Act 2020 to ensure fees, rates and charges of any kind payable by businesses are not increased or imposed in respect of specified years.

Planning and Environment Amendment Bill 2021

Amends the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to ensure the environment is given a high priority in planning decisions.

Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021

Aims to decriminalise sex work, and transition the sex work industry to existing regulatory frameworks.

Special Investigator Bill 2021

Establishes the Office of the Special Investigator (OSI) as a new investigative body with responsibility for investigating possible criminal conduct or breaches of discipline from Victoria Police’s use of Ms Nicola Gobbo as a human source, and provides for the oversight of the OSI by the Victorian Inspectorate.

Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2021

Provides for the establishment of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing to deliver mental health services and research, which was recommended by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021

Creates a new Principal Act, the Windfall Gains Tax Act 2021 to establish new windfall gains tax on land value uplifts associated with land rezoning, and makes several technical and consequential amendments to other taxation Acts, and other related Acts.

 

Passed the Assembly (will now go to the Council)

Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Child Protection) Bill 2021

Education and Training Reform Amendment (Senior Secondary Pathways Reforms and Other Matters) Bill 2021

Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021

Terrorism (Community Protection) Amendment Bill 2021

 

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

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill 2021 

Essential Services Commission (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Amendment Bill 2021

Firearms and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2021

Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Amendment Bill 2021