Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

The Commission's Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 19 September 2018. 

The report contained 100 detailed recommendations and proposed significant change to the way government provides financial assistance to victims of crime.

The Commission recommended that a new state-funded financial assistance scheme be established, led by an independent and dedicated decision maker whose powers and functions are prescribed in legislation.

Further, the Commission recommended that the functions of Victoria’s Victims of Crime Commissioner be expanded to include the functions and powers necessary to administer the new scheme.

The Government accepted all of the Commission’s recommendations in principle and committed to progress these reforms in the next term of government.

The report can be downloaded from the link below.

 

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Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Report (pdf and Word)

The Commission's Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 Report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 19 September 2018. Download the...

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Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Report (html)

The Commission's review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 Report was tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018. Navigate through this html...

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Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Submissions Received

The Commission received the following submissions to its review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. See the links below to the public...

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Victims of Crime Assistance Act - Supplementary Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)

On 7 July 2017 pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000, the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, provided...

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Victims of Crime Assistance Act: Supplementary Consultation Paper (html)

On 7 July 2017 pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000, the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, provided...

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Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Supplementary terms of reference

[Referral to the Commission pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 7 July 2017]. In November 2016, the...

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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: First Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)

In December 2016 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to review the provision of state-funded financial assistance to victims of family violence...

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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: First Consultation Paper (html)

In December 2016 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to review the provision of state-funded financial assistance to victims of family violence...

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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Terms of Reference

  [Referral to the Commission pursuant to section 5(1)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 22 December 2016] Victims of Crime...

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