A discussion between the Hon. Anthony North QC, Chairperson of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, and the Hon. Fiona Patten MP, Leader of the Reason Party and Chair of the Victorian Parliament’s legal and social issues committee, on why law reform matters and the different ways that the VLRC and the parliamentary committee approach law reform. Interviewer: Lynne Haultain, Executive Director of the Victoria Law Foundation. Recorded for Law Week, May 2022.
The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is the central agency for law reform in Victoria. This session explores the role and functions of the VLRC, and its current inquiry into stalking.
The session covers the legal definition of stalking, the effects of stalking on individuals, current issues with reporting stalking, and options for reform.
Hear from the Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, Tony North, and members of the VLRC’s stalking inquiry team. Recorded in May 2021 for Law Week.
In this oration to commencing JD students at the University of Melbourne the Hon. Tony North explains why a career in public law creates opportunities to make a difference to society. Includes a discussion of the current VLRC inquiry, the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences.