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Review of Division

    (1)     The Chief Commissioner of Police must cause a review of the operation of this Division to be undertaken by a person who is not a member of Victoria Police personnel (within the meaning of the Victoria Police Act 2013 ).

    (2)     The review must consider the following—

        (a)     the impact of the operation of the Division on the time taken to finalise proceedings for family violence offences, including the impact on the rate of guilty pleas and convictions;

        (b)     the use of recorded statements in proceedings for family violence intervention orders, including the frequency of the use and the outcome of proceedings in which they were used;

        (c)     the impact of the operation of the Division on police prosecutors, the Office of Public Prosecutions, legal service providers and the courts, including the role of transcripts in the preparation and conduct of proceedings;

        (d)     the impact of the operation of the Division on the experience of complainants during proceedings for family violence offences and for family violence intervention orders;

        (e)     any other matters that indicate whether the operation of the Division has led to the more efficient administration of justice.

    (3)     The review must also consider whether—

        (a)     complainants should continue to be prohibited from publishing their own recorded statements; and

        (b)     other persons should be permitted to publish a recorded statement with the complainant's consent.

    (4)     The Chief Commissioner of Police must give a written report on the outcome of the review to the Minister before the 3rd anniversary of the commencement of this Division.

    (5)     The Minister must cause the report to be laid before each House of Parliament within 7 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives the report.

S. 387P inserted by No. 33/2018 s. 116.

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