The Victorian Government is increasingly using the internet to provide a channel for public consultations on specific topics. These government consultations link to agency websites where the relevant agency has published a discussion or consultation paper, which can be responded to via the internet or by postal mail.


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    The Victorian Government wants your opinions and ideas on specific matters listed below.

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    • A Victorian redress scheme for institutional child abuse
      A Victorian redress scheme for institutional child abuse

      The Victorian Government has released a consultation paper concerning a potential Victorian redress scheme for victims of institutional child abuse.

      The release of this consultation paper is the next step in the Victorian Government’s public commitment to implement all outstanding recommendations from Betrayal of Trust. The paper will give members of the public an opportunity to have their say on a potential redress scheme for survivors of institutional child abuse in Victoria.

      Category: Justice

      Opening date: 5 August 2015

      Closing date: 5 October 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Justice and Regulation

    • Albert Park Master Plan
      Albert Park Master Plan

      The Draft Issues & Opportunities Paper has been completed and is available to download and review now.

      Category: Environment

      Status: Ongoing

      Parks Victoria

    • Council Boundary Reviews
      Council Boundary Reviews

      The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts electoral representation reviews in three groups, every four years.

      The Minister for Local Government has given notice that a review of 26 specific municipalities must be completed before 22 April 2016.

      Review of the first group of municipalities commences 4 February 2015, with other groups commencing at various times until 3 February 2016.

      Details of the review schedule and key dates for public submissions are available on the VEC website.

      Category: Local Government

      Opening date: 4 February 2015

      Closing date: 27 April 2016

      Status: Open

      Victorian Electoral Commission

    • Cycling strategy
      Cycling strategy

      We want to gather your ideas about how to make cycling safer and get more people riding a bike.
      All types of bicycle riders, as well as people who do not cycle but would like to, are encouraged to contribute to this consultation.

      Category: Sport & Recreation, Transport

      Opening date: 20 October 2015

      Closing date: 31 December 2015

      Status: Open

      Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

    • Developing the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan
      Developing the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan

      We have developed a draft Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan that sets out how we will meet Melbourne’s waste needs over the next 10 years.

      The draft plan proposes 10 priority actions to improve our recycling rates, reduce waste to landfill, and plan for Melbourne’s growth and future sustainability.

      Your perspective is important to us - it will make sure that the final plan to manage and recover Melbourne’s waste works for everyone. We want to know what you think about our draft priority actions and key directions of the plan.

      Submissions, surveys and comments close on Friday 18 December 2015.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 16 November 2015

      Closing date: 18 December 2015

      Status: Open

      Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group

    • Discussion Paper - 'The Right to Know'
      Discussion Paper - 'The Right to Know'

      The Government has released a Discussion Paper, 'The Right to Know', which outlines how the proposed changes will work in practice.

      It details how donor-conceived people will be able to apply for information, how contact preferences will apply, and how donors and donor-conceived people will be supported through this process.

      The Government is calling for submissions on this Discussion Paper.

      Category: Health

      Opening date: 6 July 2015

      Closing date: 4 September 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Health and Human Services

    • Draft Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery Management Plan
      Draft Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery Management Plan

      Fisheries Victoria has prepared a draft fishery management plan for the Port Phillip Scallop Dive Fishery in consultation with a stakeholder-based steering committee.

      The plan outlines proposed management arrangements for the next five years so that recreational, commercial and conservation interests have a clear framework for sustainably managing the scallop resource in Port Phillip.

      Written submissions on the draft plan must be received by 14 December 2015 and should be emailed to bill.lussier@ecodev.vic.gov.au

      Category: Agriculture

      Opening date: 14 October 2015

      Closing date: 14 December 2015

      Status: Open

      Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

    • E-waste in Victoria
      E-waste in Victoria

      The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper, Managing e-waste in Victoria – starting the conversation and would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions on the concepts presented in the paper.
      Whether you are a consumer of electrical products, an employee of the waste and recycling industry, a local government partner, or indeed an investor seeking new opportunities, you have valuable insights and opinions that will help form the way e-waste in Victoria is managed in Victoria.
      The discussion paper is available for feedback until 1 November 2015 and is a great opportunity to share your knowledge about e-waste, including its problems and its opportunities for recovery and recycling.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 17 September 2015

      Closing date: 1 November 2015

      Status: Closed

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Energy Hardship Review
      Energy Hardship Review

      The Commission has been asked to review the policies, practices and procedures that energy retailers use to help customers in financial hardship avoid disconnection. It will also assess the regulatory framework governing retailers' obligations.

      A consultation paper in April 2015 will invite stakeholder submissions. If you would like to be on the Commission's mailing list for this inquiry please email energyhardshipreview@esc.vic.gov.au

      Category: Infrastructure, Other

      Status: Ongoing

      Essential Services Commission

    • Fiskville inquiry call for submissions
      Fiskville inquiry call for submissions

      Submissions are now being sought for the parliamentary inquiry into the Country Fire Authority's training college at Fiskville.

      An interim report is due by 30 June 2015, with a final report to be presented no later than 1 December 2015.

      Submissions are due by 27 March 2015. All submissions are treated as public documents unless confidentiality is requested and granted.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 30 January 2015

      Closing date: 27 March 2015

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

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