Committals

Project Status:

Tabled in parliament

Start Date:

28/10/2018

Tabled in Parliament Date:

16/09/2020

Reference

The Victorian Law Reform Commission’s report on committal and pre-trial procedures in indictable criminal matters was tabled in Parliament on 16 September 2020.

The Commission was asked by the Attorney-General to consider whether Victoria should maintain, abolish, replace or reform the present committal system, taking into account the best practice for supporting victims, processes which might reduce trauma to victims and witnesses, and to ensure procedural fairness for the accused.

Follow the links below to download the report, the issues paper, and the public submissions.

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Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament

Publications

Publication Date

16/09/2020

The report on committal and pre-trial procedures in indictable criminal matters was tabled in Parliament on 16 September 2020. Read more
Publication Date

16/09/2020

The report on committal and pre-trial procedures in indictable criminal matters was tabled in Parliament on 16 September 2020. Read more
Publication Date

16/09/2020

The report on committal and pre-trial procedures in indictable criminal matters was tabled in Parliament on 16 September 2020. Read more
Publication Date

The Commission received 27 submissions. Read more
Publication Date

24/06/2019

The Commission has been asked by the state government to review the committals process to make it more efficient and reduce the trauma to victims of crime, while ensuring fair trial rights for the accused. Read More
Publication Date

26/10/2018

On 24 October 2018, the Victorian Law Reform Commission was asked to review Victoria’s committal system and report back to the Attorney-General by 31 March 2020. Read More