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 paper provides two comprehensive indices on royal commissions in Victoria.

2011-08-17
838.91 KB

This Research Brief provides an overview of the Bill and pertinent background information, a discussion of some of the key issues and a section on relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.

2011-07-27
96.66 KB

This Research Brief provides an outline of the main provisions of the Transport Legislation Amendment (Port of Hastings Development Authority) Bill 2011, as well as relevant background information and stakeholder views.

2011-06-21
89.85 KB
This Research Brief outlines the main provisions of the Accident Towing Services Amendment Bill 2011 as well as relevant background information, key findings of the Essential Services Commission's review and relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.
2011-05-23
119 KB
This research brief focuses mainly on the issue of Family Violence Safety Notices (FVSNs). It provides relevant background information (including key findings of the FVSN evaluation) and provides information about the use of similar orders in other Australian jurisdictions.
2011-05-10
91.54 KB
This Research Brief provides background information on the Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill, a summary of the main provisions of the Bill, stakeholder views, and relevant legislation in other jurisdictions.
2011-05-09
100.19 KB
An analysis of the Victorian state election which took place on 27 November 2010. This paper provides an overview of the election campaign, major policies, opinion polls data, the outcome of the election in both houses, and voter turnout. It also includes voting figures for each Assembly District and Council Region.
2011-05-04
710.81 KB
This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, background information (including relevant statistics), stakeholder views and legislation in other jurisdictions.
2011-03-21
99.16 KB
This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, relevant background information (including research on factors contributing to school violence), stakeholder views and legislation in other jurisdictions.
2011-02-28
107.97 KB
This research brief provides an overview of the Bill's main provisions, relevant background information (including a summary of the Sentencing Advisory Council's inquiry into suspended sentences), legislation in other jurisdictions and statistics on suspended sentences in Victoria.
2011-02-07
121.99 KB