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Monday, 30 March 2009

Spent convictions bill

The current edition of Victoria Legal Aid's Briefcase discusses a Spent Convictions Bill.

I know the Commonwealth already has a spent-convictions scheme, as do a few other states. Victoria looked at the issue a few years ago, but I didn't realise there was such a coordinated push to introduce spent-convictions schemes Australia-wide.

(Though the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General does have an online presence, it contains very little detail of the Committee's program.)

I guess this means we should expect our own spent-convictions scheme in the next year or so!

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