• PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION BILL 2014

    19/08/2014

    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Privacy and Data Protection Bill 2014 repeals and subsequently re-enacts many of the existing provisions in the Information Privacy Act 2000 and the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security Act 2005, which governs the commissioner for law enforcement data.

  • POWERS OF ATTORNEY BILL 2014

    19/08/2014

    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Powers of Attorney Bill 2014 consolidates legislative provisions for powers of attorney that currently fall under the Instruments Act 1958 and enduring powers of guardianship currently covered by the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986. The bill implements the majority of the recommendations of the Victorian parliamentary Law Reform Committee inquiry into powers of attorney, the report of which was tabled in Parliament four years ago in August 2010. Mr Scheffer was chair of the committee at the time and has already mentioned that. The report includes 90 recommendations to streamline and simplify the current legislative provisions for powers of attorney and provides guidance on assessing when a person has capacity to make a decision.

  • CRIMINAL ORGANISATIONS CONTROL AND OTHER ACTS AMENDMENT BILL 2014

    19/08/2014

    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Criminal Organisations Control and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2014 makes significant amendments to some 20 acts of Parliament and a range of unrelated issues called 'other matters'. A member of the public reading the title of the bill -- Criminal Organisations Control and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2014 -- would not get a very good idea as to what the bill is actually about. The bill also makes a raft of consequential amendments to a large number of acts.

  • CRIME STATISTICS BILL 2014

    19/08/2014

    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Crime Statistics Bill 2014 establishes a new body or agency to collect and publish crime statistics, which effectively removes that function from the police. This is something the Greens have been calling for for a long time, alongside the need for an independent body to oversee prisons and custodial facilities in Victoria and an independent agency to investigate deaths as a result of police conduct. We are still waiting on those.

  • Q: 10496 Police and Emergency Services: Firearms

    07/08/2014

    MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Planning (for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):

    (1)   How many, and what type of firearms were imported into Victoria in 2013.
    (2)   How many, and what type of firearms were manufactured in Victoria in 2013.