Research Papers

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The DPS Parliamentary Library Research Service provides research support to Members of the Victorian Parliament. The Service’s publications are:
· Research Papers, which provide in-depth coverage and detailed analysis of key topics;
· Current Issues Briefs, which provide an overview of a subject in legislative, portfolio, or policy areas; and,
· Research Briefs, which provide analysis and description of current bills.
The views expressed in Research Service publications are those of the author(s). Contact details appear at the rear of each paper.
(nb. Readers should note that the information contained in Research Service publications is current at the time of their release. For information on bills as enacted visit the Victorian Legislation & Parliamentary Documents website.)

Parliamentary Research publications are released under a Creative Commons licence. Any content republished must be attributed to the author and not be altered, transformed, or built upon, nor used for commercial purposes without our permission  (see details here).

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One of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 crisis so far has been a sudden reduction of the state’s population. It fell by 0.68% or from 6,693,358 to 6,649,066 people by mid-2021. The paper explores the implications of the crisis in an historical perspective. It provides estimates of the impacts on different electorates and develops a cluster analysis of different areas in the state.

2022-05-11
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This fact sheet examines how Universities, governments, and private companies are investing in quantum technology (QT) for the potential benefits it might create for future societies and economies.

2022-05-09
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This dashboard shows JobSeeker recipient (total JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance (Other)) numbers for Victoria and estimates for all 88 of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly districts.

2022-04-06
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An overview of coercive control and recent developments in Australian jurisdictions.

2022-04-05
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This paper explores the intersectional complexities of coercive control experiences.

2022-04-05
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This research paper provides a snapshot of the state of Victoria’s arts and entertainment sector between October 2021 and mid January 2022, as restrictions eased in line with vaccination rates rising. It also explores how state and local governments in Victoria implemented policy and allocated finances in order to provide relief to the sector, and the new challenges presented by the Omicron variant.”

2022-03-10
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This fact sheet discusses how hydrogen is produced and used, where it's happening in Australia and the main challenges that arise.

2021-10-26
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This chronology summarises the current primary family and domestic violence legislation in operation in each Australian jurisdiction (1975 to 2016). For each Act, it provides an overview of how family and domestic violence is defined, the orders provided, and the related offences and penalties.

2021-08-17
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This paper provides a timeline of Victorian border closures in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19

2021-07-20
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This paper is a timeline of school closures in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

2021-04-14
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