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    Consultations

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

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    • Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay
      Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay

      On 9 March 2017 the Legislative Assembly agreed to the following motion:

      That —

      A select committee be appointed to:
      inquire into and report on the economic and social impact and cost of the Fair Work Commission's recent decision to cut penalty rates to thousands of Victorian Workers, particularly in relation to:
      Victoria’s lowest paid, award reliant workers;
      women;
      young workers;
      workers in regional Victoria;
      single parents;
      the detrimental effect on the Victorian economy;
      workers who may be indirectly affected as they experience the flow on effects of this decision in their enterprise bargaining, across different industries, or who work in industries which may be targeted next; and
      also investigate possible safeguards and federal legislative changes, that can be advocated for at the Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers for Workplace Relations and Work Health and Safety meeting, to protect vulnerable Victorian workers and all other relevant matters; and —
      The Committee be required to present an interim report no later than 21 June 2017 and a final report no later than 1 September 2017

      Category: Other

      Opening date: 9 March 2017

      Closing date: 21 June 2017

      Status: Open

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land
      Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land

      Received from the Legislative Assembly on 14 April 2016:

      That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, an inquiry be referred to the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee for consideration and report no later than 30 March 2017 into the benefits of Parks Victoria and other agencies such as the Game Management Authority’s use of community hunting organisations and individuals in the control of invasive animals on Crown land including but not limited to the following:

      * assessment of the biodiversity outcomes, community safety and limitations of the trial conducted by Parks Victoria on control of deer populations in a national park;
      * consideration of the application of these types of programs for other invasive animal species in partnership with Crown land managers;
      * assessment of the relative costs and benefits, financial or otherwise, of other forms of pest control in national parks.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 18 April 2016

      Closing date: 15 September 2016

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016
      Inquiry into the Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016

      The Environment Protection Amendment (Banning Plastic Bags, Packaging and Microbeads) Bill 2016 was referred to the Committee on 31 August 2016:

      That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6 this Bill be referred to the Environment and Planning Committee for inquiry, consideration and report; the Committee will present its final report to the Council no later than 14 February 2017; and the second reading of this Bill be deferred until the final report of the Committee is presented to the House in accordance with the terms of this resolution.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 23 September 2016

      Closing date: 21 October 2016

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016
      Inquiry into the Owners Corporations Amendment (Short-Stay Accommodation) Bill 2016

      1. That pursuant to Sessional Order 6, this Bill be referred to the Environment and Planning Committee for inquiry, consideration and report in relation to —
      undertaking proper consultation with peer sector economy providers, individuals and owners corporations short-stay letting providers;
      the impact on individuals, families, apartment owners and owners corporations of short-stay letting in apartment buildings;
      the adequacy of owners corporation rules in managing impacts on amenity, noting also the lack of adequate planning on the part of the building and construction sector to accommodate the impact of high intensity short-term lets;
      the Committee will present its final report to the Council no later than 7 March 2017; and
      the second reading of this Bill be deferred until the final report of the Committee is presented to the House in accordance with the terms of this resolution.”.

      Category: Community

      Opening date: 10 November 2016

      Closing date: 7 March 2017

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector
      Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector

      The Legal and Social Issues Committee has commenced a comprehensive inquiry into the operation and regulation of the retirement housing sector.

      Retirement villages, caravan parks, residential parks and independent living units are all included in the scope of the inquiry.

      Please send in submissions by Wednesday 15 June 2016.

      Category: Property & Planning

      Opening date: 16 March 2016

      Closing date: 30 June 2016

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the RSPCA Victoria
      Inquiry into the RSPCA Victoria

      On 17 August 2015 the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:

      That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6, this House requires the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to inquire into, consider and report on, no later than 22 August 2017, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
      Victoria (Inc) in relation to —

      the appropriateness and use of its powers pursuant to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, including in the context of its other objectives and activities;
      the appropriateness and use of funding provided by the Victorian Government, including in the context of its other objectives and activities; and
      any other consequential matters the Committee may deem appropriate.

      Category: Agriculture, Environment

      Opening date: 17 August 2016

      Closing date: 22 August 2017

      Status: Open

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils
      Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils

      To the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee to inquire into, consider and report, no later than 31 March 2016*, the sustainability and operational challenges of Victoria’s rural and regional councils, including but not limited to the following —

      (a) local government funding and budgetary pressures;

      (b) fairness, equity and adequacy of rating systems;

      (c) impact of rate-capping policies;

      (d) capacity for rural and regional councils to meet responsibilities for flood planning and preparation, and maintenance of flood mitigation infrastructure;

      (e) maintenance of local road and bridge networks; and

      (f) weed and pest animal control;

      Category: Environment, Local Government

      Opening date: 1 July 2016

      Closing date: 31 March 2017

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into the Youth Justice System in Victoria
      Inquiry into the Youth Justice System in Victoria

      On 10 November, 2016, the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:

      That, pursuant to Sessional Order 6, this House requires the Legal and Social Issues Committee to inquire into and report on, no later than Tuesday, 1 August 2017, issues at both Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Centres including, but not limited to —

      matters relating to incidents including definitions, numbers and any changes to the reporting of incidents;
      the security and safety of staff, employees and young offenders at both facilities;
      reasons for, and effects of, the increase in the numbers of young people on remand in the last 10 years;
      implications of incarcerating young people who have significant exposure to trauma, alcohol and/or other drug misuse and/or the child protection system, or who have issues associated with mental health or intellectual functioning, in relation to—
      the likelihood of reoffending;
      the implications of separating young people from their communities and cultures;
      additional options for keeping young people out of youth justice centres;
      the culture, policies, practices and reporting of management at the centres;
      the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in overseeing practices at the centres; and
      any other issues the Committee consider relevant.

      The submission closing date is Friday 3 March 2017.

      Category: Justice

      Opening date: 10 November 2016

      Closing date: 3 March 2017

      Status: Closed

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into VicForests Operations
      Inquiry into VicForests Operations

      Self referenced by the Committee on 10 May 2017

      That pursuant to sessional order 6 —

      the Economy and Infrastructure Committee inquire into VicForests operations, and that the committee reports its findings and recommendations to the Legislative Council by 31 July 2017, and that the inquiry in particular examine:
      compliance with VicForests Utilisation Standards, with specific reference to log grading procedures, sawlog preparation and coupe utilisation standards
      economic and environmental loss that is attributable to poor compliance
      alternatives to the current utilisation standards that could deliver improved economic, social and environmental outcomes
      VicForests modelling scenarios around past, present and future supply levels of commercial timber; and
      VicForests business practices with specific reference to its approach to customers and any disputes, complaints or investigations.

      Category: Environment

      Opening date: 10 May 2017

      Closing date: 31 July 2017

      Status: Open

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Kyneton Secondary College
      Kyneton Secondary College

      The Training Hub will give students the opportunity to develop the skills they need – for jobs today and tomorrow. How do you think the Hub could be used?

      Category: Education

      Opening date: 18 April 2017

      Closing date: 30 April 2017

      Status: Closed

      Department of Education and Training

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