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Cite as: Jan/Feb 2015 89 (1/2) LIJ, p.69

Judicial College of Victoria Online Journal

The Judicial College of Victoria publishes some excellent free publications on its website including its own journal, Judicial College of Victoria Online Journal. The first two issues are available on the site. The journal publishes original papers that discuss modern issues in judicial education. The second volume will be of interest for those involved in human rights, with papers featured from the Human Rights under the Charter: The development of human rights law in Victoria conference held in August 2014. Join the email list to receive information about forthcoming issues.

The Victorian Inspectorate

The Victorian Inspectorate is the key body overseeing and monitoring the functions of the Ombudsman, IBAC and the Auditor-General among others. The Inspectorate operates under the Victorian Inspectorates Act 2001 (Vic). The website highlights its key functions and powers as well as provides a link to the complaint form to initiate a process. Various reports required to be prepared for Victorian Parliament are also available on this website including Surveillance Devices Act reports from 2006 to 2014.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Employers of 500 or more employees now need to meet the minimum standards as outlined in the Workplace Gender Equality (Minimum Standards) Instrument 2014 in order to comply with gender equality indicator requirements. If you are unsure which organisations it refers to, then the “Minimum standards” link on the website is a good place to start. There is also clear and comprehensive information on how to create the required reports online using AUSkey.


One of the great features of the JuriGlobe website, compiled by the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, is the ability to check which legal systems exist in a country and the official languages of that country. Within the “legal system classifications” menu tab you will find an alphabetised list by country and its corresponding legal system/s. This information is also available pictorially by continent, highlighting the systems that are most prominent in certain parts of the world.

Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents (Legislative Information)

The Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, which drafts legislation in Victoria, has removed some of its content from its pages. The information is now available from the “Legislative Information” link on the homepage of the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website. Here you will find commencement information of Victorian Acts in easy to browse pdf documents. You will also find a subject index that allows you to search for the name of the relevant Acts or Statutory Rules simply by looking up a key term.


iDcare, Australia & New Zealand’s national identity theft support centre, is a new website which has been launched to provide support to victims of identity crime. Founded by Dr David Lacey, with the government providing financial support, the site aims to provide information on how best to minimise the damage once the stolen information has been misused. It also contains practical steps, particularly for the elderly and the young, as well as links to other key sites, to stay on top of current scams and cyber threats.


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