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Latest news

4 August 2022 - Affirmative consent reform a welcome move for victims 

11 April 2022 - Commissioner supports strong action on “Grab and Drag” conduct

6 April 2022 - Commissioner welcomes new Financial Assistance Scheme for victims

30 March 2022 - Parliamentary Inquiry recommends overhaul of justice system

4 March 2022 - Statement on amendments to the Victims of Crime Assistance Act

16 November 2021 - Statement on proposed changes to sentence indications

12 November 2021 - Victims of sexual crimes will benefit from proposals to shake up justice system

25 October 2021 - Victims of crime encouraged to have their say

19 October 2021 - Statement on the Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill

13 August 2021 - Statement on Judicial Proceedings Reports Amendment Bill

23 June 2021 - Victim Participation in the Justice System

26 May 2021 - Speech: Spotlight on Sexual Assault and Consent

9 March 2021 - Outcome of Judicial Commission referral of Magistrate Pithouse to Head of Jurisdiction

Media archive

View or listen to the Victims of Crime Commissioner's recent media appearances below:

13 September 2022 - Victorian prison rate growing as sentences for serious crimes get longer, review show (External link)s - ABC News

5 September 2022 - This single mother's home was burnt down in an arson attack (External link) - 7 News

30 August 2022 - Interview about financial assistance from VOCAT (External link) - 774 ABC Drive

4 August 2022 - Proposed Victorian laws to crack down on 'stealthing' and image-based sexual abuse (External link) - SBS News

4 August 2022 - Vic laws shift towards affirmative consent (External link) - The Canberra Times

6 April 2022 - Victoria’s overhauled crime compensation scheme to include victims of upskirting and grooming (External link) - The Guardian

6 April 2022 - Interview about the Financial Assistance Scheme Bill (External link) - Channel Nine News

6 April 2022 - Interview about the Financial Assistance Scheme Bill with Raf Epstein (External link) - 774 ABC Drive

3 February 2022 - Report on Commissioner's Systemic Inquiry by Dee Dee Dunleavy (External link) - 3AW

11 December 2021 - Interview on Joy FM Saturday Magazine (External link)

8 December 2021 - Interview on 3KND Big Brekky Show (External link)

5 December 2021 - Court review has 'failed victims' (External link) - Herald Sun

12 November 2021 - 'Affirmative sexual consent laws to be introduced in Victoria' (External link) - The Age

27 October 2021 - 'Inquiry looks at victims' experiences of crime to improve justice system (External link)' - SBS News

9 September 2021 - 'Victims’ advocate to probe system that can traumatise the innocent (External link)' - The Age

16 August 2021 - 'New sex assault survivor privacy law could cover victims of other offending (External link)' - The Age

7 August 2021 - 'Victoria needs ‘affirmative’ sex consent laws, victims’ advocate says (External link)' - The Saturday Age

3 August 2021 - 'People with intellectual disabilities fighting to be recognised as victims of crime (External link)' - The Australian

24 July 2021 - 'Senior politicians, legal experts speak out on rape trial practices (External link)' - ABC News

5 July 2021 - ‘Two clicks on the phone and it’s out there’ (External link) - The Age

24 June 2021 - 'Victims’ experiences to be tested in criminal justice system (External link)' - Lawyers Weekly

23 June 2021 - 'Police flag ‘grab and drag’ gap as review mulls new offence (External link)' - The Age

23 June 2021 - Interview about the systemic inquiry with Raf Epstein (External link) - ABC Radio Melbourne

22 June 2021 - 'Victorian rape reports double over last decade, report says (External link)' - Radio National

12 June 2021 - 'Survivors of rape by strangers demand to know offenders' names (External link)' - The Age

1 April 2021 - 'Urgent call to fix gap in consent law (External link)' - The Age

9 March 2021 - 'Victorian magistrate who suggested alleged rape victim had ‘buyer’s remorse’ is counselled' (External link) - The Guardian

28 February 2021 - 'Top prosecutor calls for jail discounts for guilty pleas to slash massive court backlog' (External link) - The Age

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