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Parliamentary documents links to the Bills before Parliament, notice papers, Hansard, question papers etc. from the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council. You can use this site to track the progress of a Bill through Parliament.
Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel for learning about how Victorian laws are made and guidelines used.
Acts and regulations from the Victorian Bar Association website, this lists the laws that govern courts in Victoria, including Juries Legislation and Evidence Law.
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Resources from the Parliamentary Education Office:
Parliament Now explains Parliament in detail.
The Australian Constitution describes how the Constitution works.
The Fact Sheets provide an A–Z of the Parliament, with detailed information about its history, processes and people, as well as its role in governing Australia. (Here is the online version.)
Youth Law is a specialist community legal centre for young people, providing resources for common legal issues facing young people.
Victorian Legal Aid focuses on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is independent of Federal Government funding, and is the largest provider of aid, legal and health services to people seeking asylum in Australia.
Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) is one of Australia’s leading refugee legal centres providing free, specialist legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugees seeking to reunite with their families and we fight for their human rights every day.
Search for all the current Acts and Statutory Rules in Victoria in Victorian Law Today Library.
The Victorian Statute Book also includes Acts and Statutory Rules that were made to amend other Acts, with records dating back to 1996.
The Federal Register of Legislation is the authorised government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them. You can search Common Law (cases) and Legislation.
Victims and witnesses in commonwealth criminal cases - from the Commonwealth department of Public Prosecutions, describing how the government protects witnesses and victims of crime during a criminal trial.
Office of Public Prosecutions Victoria - Policies has the DPP's policies, including those relating to disclosure of evidence, juries, victims and witnesses.
Office of Public Prosecutions VictoriaRead about how the Office of Public Prosecutions ensures that criminal cases are fair for the accused, victim(s) and witnesses.
Going to court for a criminal chargeThis webpage from the Victorian Legal Aid organisation explains what is involved with going to court and the decisions a judge can make.
Australian Institute of Criminology - criminal justice systemWebsite for the Commonwealth agency that analyses whether Australia's Criminal Law system is effective. Read about: policing, corrections, deaths in custody and Indigenous over-representation, on this webpage.
Key internet links on Criminal Law - Australian Parliament HouseThe Australian Parliament House website lists all the relevant criminal law legislation, current government and parliamentary reports (i.e. proposed changes to laws) schools of criminology (in Universities) and more.
Magistrates Court of VictoriaRead about this first level court, what cases it hears and the decisions it can make.
In the media:
The Law Report (ABC Radio National)
Australian Law in The Guardian
Opinions on High summarises and discussion key High Court decisions.
Q&A (ABC) - watch archived programs
Four Corners - watch past episodes
Dateline - watch archived programs
On SBS News you can investigate 'comment and analysis' or browse national issues/events.