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    Consultations

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

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    • Inquiry into Infrastructure Projects
      Inquiry into Infrastructure Projects

      On 27 May 2015 the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:
      Economy and Infrastructure Committee to inquire into, consider and report, at least once every six months, on public sector infrastructure and public works projects, including current and past infrastructure projects and proposals and, in particular —

      (a) projects relating to the removal of railway level crossings;
      (b) the Western Distributor;
      (c) the Melbourne Metro Rail Project;
      (d) the sale/lease of Port of Melbourne; and
      (e) Melbourne Airport Rail Link;
      and any other public sector infrastructure or public works projects the Committee determines appropriate

      Category: Infrastructure

      Status: Ongoing

      Parliament of Victoria

    • Inquiry into Machinery of Government Changes
      Inquiry into Machinery of Government Changes

      That pursuant to Sessional Order 6 this House requires the Legal And Social Issues Committee to inquire into, consider and report, on the process, cost and effectiveness of the Victorian Government Departmental restructure (Machinery of Government changes) following the November 2014 election and complete an interim report by 30 September 2015 and a final report no later than 1 March 2016.

      Category: Other

      Opening date: 27 May 2015

      Closing date: 30 November 2015

      Status: Ongoing

      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: Open

      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: Open

      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: 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: Opening soon

      Department of Education and Training

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