Guardianship and Admin law

New guardianship and administration laws (External link)

2 March 2020
The new Guardianship and Administration Act 2019 (Act) commenced on 1 March. The Act provides greater independence and autonomy for adults with disabilities, enabling them to take care of their own needs with appropriate support.
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New agency to guide bushfire recovery (External link)

6 January 2020
Bushfire Recovery Victoria is a new dedicated agency focused on working with local communities impacted by our state's bushfire.

Consultation: Fines reform (External link)

5 December 2019
The Fines Reform Advisory Board, headed by former Victoria Police Commissioner, Ken Lay, is asking Victorians about their experience of the fines system
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How well do you know fire? Get ready before it’s too late (External link)

11 November 2019
The new campaign to reinforce the deadly risks of fire and the importance of planning and preparing for the fire season has been launched
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Consultation: Review of the Retirement Villages Act (External link)

1 November 2019
You can have your say on issues relating to retirement villages as part of a review of the Retirements Villages Act 1986.
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Consultation: Conversion Practices - Legislative Option to Implement a Ban (External link)

28 October 2019
Have your say on how best to implement the proposed ban of conversion practices by providing feedback on the discussion paper
Department of Justice and Community Safety's 2018-19 Annual Report

Annual Report 2018-19

17 October 2019
The Department of Justice and Community Safety has released its Annual Report for 2018-19.

We're raising the alarm about house fires so you can sleep safely (External link)

22 August 2019
Victorians are being urged to give themselves and their families the best chance of surviving a house fire by ensuring working smoke alarms are installed in all bedrooms.
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Crime prevention grant growing fruitful opportunities

9 August 2019
A new refrigerated vehicle is generating job opportunities for ex-offenders at the Fruit2Work social enterprise, thanks to a $50,000 grant
Family violence reform implementation report

New Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor appointed (External link)

6 August 2019
On 1 August 2019 former Victorian Corrections Commissioner, Jan Shuard PSM, was appointed the new Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor.

Quarterly crime statistics (External link)

20 June 2019
The Crime Statistics Agency has released figures for the year ending 31 March 2019
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2019­-20 Victorian Budget (External link)

27 May 2019
The State Budget provides projections of Government revenue and expenditure for the following year, and outlines services to be delivered. Visit the Victorian State Budget site for all the details.
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New website for the Working with Children Check (External link)

9 April 2019
The Working with Children Check has launched a brand new website. Improvements have been made to make it easier for users to find and understand the information they need
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Video: Graffiti Prevention Grant helps to connect community and reduce graffiti in Melton (External link)

8 April 2019
Watch how Melton City Council used a Graffiti Prevention Grant to bring together schools, local traders and artists to tackle graffiti. Applications for grants are now open
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Annual Report 2017-18

19 September 2018
The 2017-18 Annual Report for the Department of Justice and Regulation
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34,000 new mums celebrate Mother's Day 2018

14 May 2018
Around 34,000 Victorian women celebrated Mother’s Day for the first time this year according to new figures released by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
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Grants available for equipment for emergency volunteer groups (External link)

27 April 2018
Volunteer organisations are encouraged to apply for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) funding.