The Attorney-General, the Hon. Jaclyn Symes MP, has asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to review the meaning of the term ‘recklessness’ in Victorian criminal law.
Recklessness is an element in many Victorian offences and relevant to the application of the criminal law in other ways. However, it is not consistently defined in Victorian legislation and in most instances takes its meaning from the common law.
The Commission will report on this matter by 29 February 2024.