Media releases

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4-8-20 Victoria needs a new Contempt of Court Act
19-6-20 The Hon. Jennifer Coate AO appointed to Victorian Law Reform Commission
27-11-19 Neighbourhood Trees Dispute Report tabled in Parliament
30-7-19 Respected judge the Hon. Anthony North to lead Victorian Law Reform Commission
24-6-19 VLRC calls for submissions for review of committals
16-5-19 VLRC seeks input for review of contempt of court laws
25-2-19 Statement on the passing of the Hon. Philip Cummins AM
19-9-18 VLRC recommends a new scheme to support victims of crime
19-6-18 Commission says yes to contingency fees in class actions report
18-12-17 Tree disputes with neighbours: have your say on changing the law
7-9-17 Assistance for victims of crime under review - submissions invited
7-6-17 Victoria needs a new Adoption Act
15-12-16 People should have the right to leave funeral and burial instructions
22-11-16 Respect the rights of victims of crime in court: VLRC report
10-8-16 Commission seeks public views on adoption
26-5-16 Commission identifies strategies to fight organised crime
17-11-15 Who should decide what happens to a person's body when they die?
6-10-15 Medicinal cannabis report published
10-8-15 VLRC releases consultation paper on the role of victims in criminal trial process
24-6-15 VLRC releases consultation paper on regulatory regimes and organised crime
27-5-15 Recommendations to clarify law regarding photographs of tenants' possessions
6-5-15 VLRC calls for reform to laws on trading trusts
23-3-15 Commission releases issues paper on medicinal cannabis 
2-2-15 Commission reviewing medicinal cannabis laws
14-10-14 VLRC releases report on 'forfeiture rule' 
3-09-14 Report calls for improvements to jury selection
21-08-14 Report on Victorian crimes and mental impairment laws released
1-07-14 VLRC calls for submissions on trading trusts
13-11-2013 Recommendations to make birth registration easier
15-10-2013 Recommendations to make succession laws clearer
9-10-2013 Consultations begin for jury empanelment project
18-03-13  VLRC to review jury empanelment
18-06-12 How easy is it to get a birth certificate?
18-04-12 Victorians need more responsive guardianship laws
18-04-12 Report recommends greater focus on protecting children
29-06-11 VLRC calls for support person scheme
03-05-11 Making easements easier
02-05-11 Law Reform Commission to review registration of sex offenders
09-03-11 Victoria’s guardianship laws showing their age
29-10-10 Victoria needs a new Property Law Act
05-10-10 Child protection procedures report tabled
12-08-10 Commission recommends modernising surveillance laws
28-07-09 Reforms to simplify criminal trials
19-06-09 Guardianship laws to be reviewed
30-03-09 Surveillance laws under scrutiny (media release)
29-01-09 Reforms to give protection to users of assistance animals

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