News and announcements

Family Violence Death Review

The ACT Government is seeking views on the development of a family violence death review process for the ACT. A  family violence death review scheme will analyse information relating to specific family violence deaths in the ACT and make recommendations for system-wide improvements to services to help prevent similar deaths occurring in the future. Specific feedback is sought for to two draft family violence death review models, which focus on:

  • the composition and functions of a family violence death review team;
  • location of a team and timing of data collection, types of cases and deaths reviewed, use of a database and case reviews; and
  • requirements for reporting and confidentiality.

In addition, comments are sought on a proposed framework for information sharing between family violence entities.

More information about the proposed models and information sharing framework can be found in the Information Paper.

Submissions can be sent

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Ten year evaluation of Restorative Justice Phase One

The ACT’s Restorative Justice Scheme is delivering positive outcomes for victims of crime and reducing offending behaviour.

An evaluation of the initiative has shown 98 per cent of victims, the young offenders and support…

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New gambling reform laws introduced

On 1 November 2018, the Attorney-General is introducing the Gaming Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

The Bill contains amendments that:

  • create a new Community Contributions Scheme which focuses on improving the effectiveness, transparency and community

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Moss Review Implementation Closure Report

On 25 October 2018, the Minister for Corrections and Justice Health, Shane Rattenbury MLA, issued a Ministerial Statement and tabled the Moss Review Implementation Closure Report in the ACT Legislative Assembly to formally close the…

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Government response to the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman

The Minister for Corrective Services Shane Rattenbury has released the government response to Coroner's Cook's findings on the Inquest into the death in custody of Steven Freeman.

On 23 August 2018,…

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