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 sitting this week. Watch this page for updates on bills debated during the week.
New Bills released
Amends retail contract pricing laws to facilitate the introduction of a default offer for electricity and gas for Victorian households and small businesses. The Bill also gives the Essential Services Commission a new function to report on the competitiveness of the Victorian retail markets for electricity and gas.
Essential Services Commission Amendment (Governance, Procedural and Administrative Improvements) Bill 2019
Makes a number of changes to the operation of the Essential Services Commission (ESC) following the 2016 Review of the Essential Services Commission Act 2001. The changes include replacing appeals panels with a review jurisdiction conferred on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), changing the process for appointing an Acting Chairperson, enabling the ESC to publicly report on the market structure and performance of a regulated industry, and requiring a further review of the Act by the end of 2026.
Makes a range of changes to the Open Courts Act 2013 in response to the 2017 Open Courts Act Review, including changes to suppression orders and the publication of juvenile convictions.
Makes a range of minor amendments to a number of Acts to correct grammatical and typographical errors, to update references and for other similar purposes.
Establishes the framework for the operation of the West Gate Tunnel, including provisions covering toll collection, toll enforcement reform and truck bans.
Passed Assembly (will now go to the Council)
Passed Parliament (will now go to the Governor for royal assent)
Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures, Oversight and Independence) Bill 2018
- Last Updated: Friday, 22 February 2019 09:09