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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Research Brief Number 4, July 2009

A discussion of the Tobacco Amendment (Protection of Children) Bill 2009, tobacco as a global helath issue, and measures in other jurisdictions.

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Research Brief Number 3, May 2009

A discussion of the Environment Protection Amendment (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2009, national approaches to waste management, and container deposit schemes in other jurisdictions.

135.04 KB

Research Paper Number 1, April 2009

A discussion of humanitarian settlement in Victoria. The paper contains an outline of Australia's Humanitarian Programme, offshore visa categories, a description of settlement services, the needs of new arrivals and the challenges they confront.

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Research Brief Number 2, March 2009

A discussion of the Electricity Industry Amendment (Premium Solar Feed-In Tariff) Bill 2009, Feed-In Tariffs, and law in other jurisdictions.

89.87 KB

Research Brief Number 1, March 2009

A discussion of the Crimes Amendment (Identity Crime) Bill 2009, identity crime in Australia, and law in other jurisdictions.

83.46 KB

Research Paper Number 2, December 2008

An overview paper on global climate change, providing recent findings of research conducted by climate scientists world-wide. Key findings presented from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Fourth Assessment, and the subsequent work of climate scientists on carbon emissions, global surface temperatures and sea-level rise. An overview of impacts on Australia and Victoria is included.

153.03 KB

Current Issues Brief Number 5, December 2008.

A discussion of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Bill 2008.

169.27 KB

D-Brief Number 6, November 2008

This paper examines the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Food and Drink Spiking) Bill 2008, research on drink spiking in Australia, and law in other jurisdictions.

51.32 KB

D-Brief Number 7, November 2008

This D-Brief discusses the the Prostitution Control and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2008 and the law in other jurisdictions.

102.38 KB

D-Brief Number 5, November 2008

This D-Brief provides an examination of the Asbestos Diseases Compensation Bill 2008, overview of the history of asbestos use in Australia, and law in other jurisdictions.

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