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Find out who we are and how we deliver high-quality services to Victorians and support a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria


Latest news

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Parole and Sentencing Research Report released

4 February 2016

A new Sentencing Advisory Council report shows Victoria's courts are increasingly adding community correction orders to prison sentences rather than setting a non-parole period.

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Racegoers welcome the Year of the Monkey

3 February 2016

To mark the transition to the Year of the Monkey Moonee Valley Racing Club is holding a Chinese New Year themed racing event on Friday 5 February.

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Righting the wrong: date set for historic apology

2 February 2016

The Victorian Government will make a formal State apology in May 2016 to the LGBTI community in Parliament for those convicted under unjust and prejudiced laws against homosexual acts.

Focus on

Access to Justice (External link)

Have your say on how we can improve access to justice for Victorians with an everyday legal problem or dispute.

Gaming Machine Arrangements Review (External link)

Now seeking the community’s views on current and future gaming machine arrangements in Victoria.

Study reveals new information about how Victorians gamble (External link)

The new Study of Gambling and Health in Victoria surveyed more than 13,500 Victorians about their gambling behaviour and participation.


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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.