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

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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.

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

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

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This Brief provides background on the Bill, outlines a new health-based response to public drunkenness as proposed by the Expert Reference Group and discusses responses from stakeholders.

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This Brief provides background on the Bill, considers the proposed reforms, discusses responses from stakeholders and concludes with a jurisdictional comparison.

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This research paper by Parliamentary Library Fellow, Maria Mupanemunda, explores the potential for social procurement to create inclusive employment opportunities for jobseekers experiencing disadvantage.

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This Brief considers the background to the Bill, looks at the proposed reforms, discusses responses from stakeholders and concludes with a jurisdictional comparison.

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This Quick Guide provides a brief overview of the size, operation and recent history of residential aged care in Victoria

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For National Science Week - 15-23 August 2020 -  Parliament and the Royal Society of Victoria will present a forum around the theme ‘Possible impossibles: how science can help create a better future’. This paper highlights some of the ‘impossibles’ made possible with science and technology in Victoria.

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