Welcome to the Victorian Law Reform Commission

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is an independent, government-funded organisation that develops, reviews and recommends reform of Victoria's state laws. The Commission has a charter to consult with the community and advise the Attorney-General on how to improve and update Victorian laws.

Victims of Crime Assistance review

Submissions invited by 31 October

The Commission has published a supplementary consultation paper for its review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996.

The closing date for all submissions is now 31 October 2017.

Media release: 'Assistance for victims of crime under review - submissions invited'

 

Litigation Funding and Group Proceedings

Submissions due by 22 September

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing a number of issues concerning access to justice by litigants who seek to enforce their rights using the services of litigation funders and/or through group proceedings (class actions).

Submissions are invited by 22 September 2017. Make an online submission.

Download the consultation paper.

 

 

 

Adoption report

Adoption report available now

The Commission's report on its review of the Adoption Act was tabled in Parliament on 7 June 2017. Download the report here.

Media release: 'Victoria needs a new Adoption Act'

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