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New legal services panel appointed

26 November 2015

The Attorney-General has announced the appointment of 23 law firms to the new Victorian Government Legal Services Panel.

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Victorian State Emergency Service celebrates 40 years

19 November 2015

The Victorian State Emergency Service has celebrated 40 years serving the Victorian community with the release of a documentary film, '40 Years Young', on Wear Orange Wednesday.

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Department tables 2014-15 annual report

10 November 2015

The 2014–15 annual report represents another productive year for the Department of Justice and Regulation.

Focus on

Minister Jane Garrett - Travel Report, USA, June-July 2015

The Minister for Emergency Services and Emergency Management Commissioner completed a 15-day USA study tour in June-July 2015.

Gaming machine arrangements review - Terms of reference

The Victorian Government is undertaking a review of gaming machine arrangements. The review will examine the existing gaming machine regulatory framework to enable the government to make decisions on future gaming machine arrangements well before the expiry of the current entitlement term.

Expungement Scheme

From 1 September 2015, Victoria will have a new scheme to expunge historical convictions for homosexual activity that would not be a criminal offence today.

Renew your Working with Children Check online - go to MyCheck at the Working with Children Check website

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.