Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

On 7 July 2017 pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000, the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, provided the Victorian Law Reform Commission with supplementary terms of reference for the review on family violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 (the Act). 

The supplementary terms of reference are additional to the terms of reference provided by the Attorney-General on 22 December 2016. 

The supplementary terms of reference ask the Commission to expand the first reference to consider the operation and effectiveness of the Act and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal for all victims, including family violence victims. The Attorney-General has revised the reporting date for this reference to 27 July 2018. 

View the Supplementary Terms of Reference.

The Commission is preparing a supplementary consultation paper along with a public call for submissions to gather formal input and views from stakeholders. 

The supplementary consultation paper will be published on the Commission’s website at the end of August 2017 with an eight-week period for written submissions.

To enable stakeholders to provide a single submission addressing the issues raised in the original and supplementary terms of reference, the Commission will extend the closing date for all submissions to 31 October 2017. 

Make an online submission (questions relating to family violence, in response to the first consultation paper)

Consultations on both terms of reference will be conducted in September and October 2017. 

A single report addressing both the original and supplementary terms of reference will then be provided to the Attorney-General by 27 July 2018.

To register your interest in this reference, email the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

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Project Publications

Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Consultation Paper

In December 2016 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to review the provision of state-funded financial assistance to victims of family violence...

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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Terms of Reference

  [Referral to the Commission pursuant to section 5(1)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 22 December 2016] Victims of Crime...

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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Consultation Paper (html)

In December 2016 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to review the provision of state-funded financial assistance to victims of family violence...

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Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Supplementary terms of reference

[Referral to the Commission pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000 (Vic) on 7 July 2017]. In November 2016, the...

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