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 (VOCAT) for all victims, including family violence victims. The Attorney-General has revised the reporting date for this reference to 27 July 2018. 

Links to both sets of terms of reference can be found at the bottom of this page.

Consultation papers

The Commission prepared a consultation paper responding to the first terms of reference, Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, along with a public call for submissions. This first consultation paper relates only to the operation of the Act for family violence victims. 

The Commission has also prepared a supplementary consultation paper responding to the supplementary terms of reference, Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, along with a public call for submissions. This supplementary consultation paper relates to the operation of the Act for all victims of crime.

Links to both consultation papers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Have your say at consultations

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

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

To register your interest or for  more information, email the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

Make a submission

You can make a submission using the online submission forms. Alternatively, you can email us your submission as a pdf or Word document, or you can send it to us by post.

Make an online submission to the first consultation paper (questions relating only to family violence victims) 

Make an online submission to the supplementary consultation paper (questions relating to all victims of crime)

The closing date for all submissions is 31 October 2017. 

Questions? Email us.

 

Timeline

Current: Reference

Full timeline:

Reference
Consultation
Submissions
Final report
Tabled in parliament
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Project Publications

Victims of Crime Assistance Act - Supplementary Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)

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...

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Victims of Crime Assistance Act: Supplementary Consultation Paper (html)

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...

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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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Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: First Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)

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: First 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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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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