Final reports

For each project, the Commission publishes a final report, which is submitted to government and subsequently tabled in the Victorian Parliament.

This page lists reports produced by the Commission since it commenced operations in 2001.

Reports that were produced by an earlier body, the Law Reform Commission of Victoria, are not on this website. You can access those reports (1985-1992) on the austlii website.

Jun 2010

Surveillance in Public Places

Public surveillance has become extensive enough to affect nearly all Victorians, but existing laws were not designed with high technology surveillance in mind. The second part of a two-stage...
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Feb 2010

Child Protection

At the time of this report, hundreds of children each year were involved in new child protection proceedings in Victoria. In some cases, neither the law nor the procedure seemed to focus on the child...
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Jun 2009

Jury Directions

Jury trials lie at the centre of our criminal justice system, being an important way for citizens to participate in the governance of our society. But there was concern that the law in this area was...
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Jan 2009

Assistance Animals

At the time of this report, approximately 300 Victorians with a disability relied on assistance animals to help them lead their lives. Although federal and state laws provided protection against...
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Aug 2008


Unlawful abortion had been a crime in Victoria since the state's foundation. Despite many calls for the law's reform to accord with changing values and technology, the Victorian Parliament permitted...
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