Victoria

The Impact of the Human Rights Charter on Sex Offender Registration Act Suspension Applications

The Impact of the Human Rights Charter on Sex Offender Registration Act Suspension Applications In Victoria, significant parts of our legal system, including the making of legislation and the adjudicating of court matters, are guided by the Charter of Human...

Women on Remand – Bail Laws, Gender and Achieving Fair Outcomes

Women on Remand – Bail Laws, Gender and Achieving Fair Outcomes The Australian female prison population is growing at a much faster rate than the male prison population, and the proportion of First Nations women in custody is growing even...

Steroids – Can I Get on the Roids/Gear/Juice in Victoria?

Steroids – Can I Get on the Roids/Gear/Juice in Victoria? Steroid use is a topic that generates a lot of controversy and debate around the world. In this blog, we’ll explore the legality of steroid use in Victoria, what the...

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What Drugs Do Victoria Police Test For? Your Guide to Roadside Drug Testing This Festival/Camping/Holiday Season

What Drugs Do Victoria Police Test For? Your Guide to Roadside Drug Testing This Festival/Camping/Holiday Season Christmas is here and for many Victorians that will mean they go on camping trips, away to festivals and on weekends away. If you...

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Festival Season, Sniffer Dogs and Searches – Your Guide to Dealing With Police at a Festival

Festival Season, Sniffer Dogs and Searches – Your Guide to Dealing With Police at a Festival Music festival season is here and many thousands of Victorians are looking forward to finally getting out their eskies, tents, blow up mattresses and...

Man Arrested Due to Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition The public display of Nazi symbols is now an offence in Victoria. There has been a recent increase in the public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria and the legislation was introduced to ‘assist in combating racism,...

Affirmative Consent

Affirmative Consent In late 2021, when it seemed like questions of consent were everywhere – consent to vaccines, to mask-wearing, to QR codes – a series of consent law reforms were being discussed in government. The Victorian Law Reform Commission...

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Criminalising Conversion Therapy in Victoria

Criminalising Conversion Therapy in Victoria On 17 February 2022, the Victorian Government enacted the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021 (‘the Act’), legislatively denouncing change and suppression practices as bigoted, deceptive, and seriously harmful. The Act puts in...