News and announcements

Analysis Report: Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

This report outlines the most effective approach to introducing new laws around the reporting of child sexual abuse.

The ACT Government commissioned The Hon. Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton to prepare this report, about how to best implement Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations regarding the reporting of child sexual abuse that have implications for the confessional seal.

Analysis Report: Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

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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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