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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Current Issues Brief Number 4, 2008

A discussion of issues relevant to the Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008.

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D-Brief Number 4, July 2008

This D-Brief provides an overview of definitions of family violence, current Victorian legislation, and family violence law in other Australian jurisdictions.

87.79 KB

Current Issues Brief No. 2, 2008.

The paper provides a discussion of issues relevant to the Bill, including definitions, a description of current laws, an examination of the bill in detail, a summary of ethical considerations and positions, and a comparative overview of laws in other jurisdictions.

186.34 KB

D-Brief Number 3, June 2008

An overview of Kororoit based on data from the 2006 Census.

66.2 KB

Current Issues Brief No. 3, 2008

The paper provides an examination of the Summary Offences Amendment (Tattooing and Body Piercing) Bill 2008 and related issues, including a comparative overview of related legislation in other jurisdictions.

113.75 KB

Research Paper Number 1, June 2008

A ranking of Victorian State Electoral Districts by selected demographic and socio-economic data drawn from the Census of Population and Housing, held on August 8 2006.

525.58 KB

Current Issues Brief No. 1, 2008

An examination of issues relevant to the Freedom of Information Amendment Bill 2007. The paper includes a summary of the Bill and a discussion of its proposed legislative changes within the current legal context in Victoria. It also discusses Freedom of Information legislation in other jurisdictions.

156.31 KB

D-Brief Number 1, February 2008

This D-Brief provides an overview of the Relationships Bill 2007.

63.6 KB

D-Brief Number 2, February 2008

This D-Brief provides an overview of Apologies to Indigenous Australians by Commonwealth, State and Territory Parliaments.

83.38 KB

D-Brief Number 4, November 2007

This D-brief provides a discussion of the Children's Services and Education Legislation Amendment (Anaphylaxis Management) Bill 2007 and related issues.

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