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Towards a united regulatory system for Australian legal practitioners

28 November 2014

Consultation has commenced on proposed uniform rules to underpin Legal Profession Uniform Law. The Legal Services Council invites feedback and submissions on proposed General Uniform Rules


App makes emergency information more accessible

24 November 2014

People who are deaf or hard of hearing now have another tool to access emergency information through the free app for smartphones — OpenAccess Alerts


Fire Action Week – your opportunity to prepare for fire (16-23 November)

16 November 2014

Fire Action Week is a great time to understand the fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and talk to your family or household about what you’ll do if a fire starts

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Public Exposure Drafts: have your say on proposed changes to Victorian law (External link)

The department has published new Exposure Drafts of proposed changes to Victorian law and feedback from the public is welcome

Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014 legislative guide

This legislative guide is a resource for judicial officers, tribunal members, registry staff, legal practitioners and other court users

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Complicity reforms

The department has prepared a document explaining the recent reform of the law of complicity contained in the Crimes Amendment (Abolition of Defensive Homicide) Act 2014


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The Victorian Department of Justice 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.