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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


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More protection with changes to powers of attorney

1 September 2015

From 1 September 2015, changes to powers of attorney will offer Victorians more protection and support when they take control of their personal and financial affairs.

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Information for families and friends of prisoners at Metropolitan Remand Centre

21 August 2015

Work is progressing well to restore the prison following the riot on 30 June and 1 July 2015.

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Consultation paper on redress scheme for victims of institutional child abuse

5 August 2015

The Victorian Government is seeking community views on the development of a Victorian redress scheme for victims of institutional child abuse.

Focus on

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

Powers of attorney (External link)

Powers of attorney are legal documents that let you choose someone who can make decisions for you

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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.