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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An overview of the Bill and second reading speech, a summary of the National Carer Recognition Framework and the Victorian Policy Context, statistics, stakeholder comment and an overview of carers recognition legislation in other jurisdictions.

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This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and second reading speech, relevant background information including statistics and an overview of FOI legislation in other jurisdictions.

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The paper includes background information, an overview of the main provisions of the Bill, and information on anti-corruption commissions in other Australian jurisdictions.

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An overview of the Bill and second reading speech, a history of the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, its application to schools and an overview of infrastructure contribution schemes in other Australian jurisdictions.

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An overview of the Bill, background information on the definition, effects and control of corruption, the history of Victoria's integrity system and an overview of anti-corruption commissions in other Australian jurisdictions.

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This Research Brief provides background information on the regulation of the sex industry in Victoria and overviews of the main provisions of the Bill, stakeholder views, and how the sex industry is regulated in some other jurisdictions.

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This research brief provides a history of public transport governance in Victoria, public transport statistics, an outline of the Bill and the models of governance of public transport systems n Australia and in international jurisdictions.

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This research brief contains information on the physical, psychological and social effects of cannabis use, statistics on cannabis use, an outline of the Bill's key provisions, stakeholder views, and a summary of the law in other jurisdictions.

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This research brief provides background information on protective services officers in Victoria, including an outline of their current powers and privileges and an outline of current security measures on Victoria's railways.

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This paper examines public opinion polling in Australia and in other jurisdictions.

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