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Latest crime statistics give unique insights into victims and alleged offenders

6 October 2015

The Crime Statistics Agency has released its recorded statistics for the 2014-15 financial year, which for the first time show demographic characteristics of alleged offenders and victims.

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Lotteries Licence process underway

1 October 2015

Companies are invited to make Registrations of Interest for Victoria's next Public Lotteries Licence. The licence will permit the holder to run a range of lotteries in Victoria.

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Traditional owners have their say

23 September 2015

The Victorian Government is seeking the views of the traditional owner community on the negotiation of a Recognition and Settlement Agreement with the Eastern Maar traditional owner group.

Focus on

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.

Alcohol Point-of-Sale Promotions Project

Latest reports on how alcohol promotions in retail outlets affects young people’s decisions to buy and consume and a study on promotions in peak and non-peak drinking period in liquor shops

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.