Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences

Project Status:

Submissions closed

Start Date:

01/04/2020

Tabled in Parliament Date:

N/A

Reference

The Victorian Law Reform Commissionhas delivered to the Attorney-General its report on Victoria’s laws relating to rape, sexual assault and associated adult and child sexual offences.

The review identifies opportunities to embed and build upon previous reforms, identifies the barriers to reporting and resolving sexual offences, and makes recommendations to improve the justice system’s response.

Submissions to this inquiry have closed.

Reporting dates

The Commission delivered its report on sexual offences to the Attorney-General on 20 September 2021. It will deliver its report on the proposed new ‘Grab and drag’ offence by 15 December 2021. Both these reports will be published after they have been tabled in Parliament, which will happen within 14 sitting days of delivery to the Attorney-General.

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Project Stage

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

Publications

Publication Date

30/03/2021

The Commission has received the following submissions to its review of Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences. Read More
Publication Date

05/10/2020

Submissions to this inquiry and the public consultation phase have closed. The issues papers are available as pdfs and html web pages. Read More
Publication Date

01/04/2020

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is asked to review and report on Victoria’s laws relating to rape, sexual assault and associated adult and child sexual offences (sexual offences). The review should identify opportunities to embed and build upon previous reforms, identify the barriers to reporting and resolving sexual offences,… Read More
Publication Date

26/11/2020

On 26 November 2020 the former Attorney-General, the Hon. Jill Hennessy MP, also asked the Commission to consider if there should be a ‘grab and drag’ offence. Read more