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Freedom of Information Professional Standards released

31 October 2014

The Attorney-General has issued Freedom of Information Professional Standards, a new benchmark for agencies in administering their responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 1982


New Justice Service Centre in Bendigo

30 October 2014

A new Justice Service Centre in Bendigo will allow the Magistrates’ Court to hear more matters and provide better justice services for the legal community and local residents

Implementation of Betrayal of Trust is well underway

27 October 2014

Work to implement the government's response to the Betrayal of Trust report has begun with the introduction of three new criminal offences and other measures to better protect children

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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

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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.