Agency VA 5038
Department of Justice and Regulation
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On 1 January 2015 the Department of Justice (VA 3085) was renamed the Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) (VA 5038) by Order of the Governor-in-Council under section 10 of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Victorian Government Gazette, S 432, 4 December 2014). The name change was part of the machinery-of-government changes made by the newly elected Labor Government under the leadership of Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, which reduced the number of existing State departments from nine to seven.

Responsibility for Acts was transferred to the new department from the Department of Justice under Adminstrative Arrangements Order No. 219 (Victorian Government Gazette, S 460, 24 December 2014). DJR also took responsibility for the Wrongs Act 1958, formerly the responsibility of the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (VA 5001).

The Department reported to the Attorney-General; Minister for Consumers Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation; Minister for Corrections; Minister for Emergency Services; Minister for Police; and Minister for Racing. These make up the six portfolios. Its primary functions were reform, administration and enforcement of the law in Victoria, including all police and prosecution functions, administration of the Court system, provision of the prison system, administration of various tribunals established to protect citizens' right, provision of emergency services, drafting of legislation, and provision of legal advice to Government.

DJR's authorities included Sentencing Advisory Council, and productive partnerships with more than 60 statutory entities.

DJR had eight divisions: Civil Justice, Corporate Governance and Infrastructure, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, People and Stakeholders, Regulation, and Service Strategy Reform.

DJR had four areas, comprising: North Area (Loddon Mallee and Hume regions); North West Metropolitan Area; South Area (South East Metropolitan and Gippsland regions); and West Area (Barwon South West and Grampians regions).
 
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2004 - cont General Subject Files, Alphabetical Code Prefix Annual Single Number System VPRS 15048 North Melbourne Part Open
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2015 - cont Courts administration VF 297
2015 - cont Crown solicitor's services VF 36
2015 - cont Government reporting service VF 54
2015 - cont Solicitor-general VF 169
2015 - cont Community council against violence VF 333
2015 - cont Police VF 10
Functions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had secondary responsibility
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2015 - cont Liquor licensing VF 94
2015 - cont Births, deaths and marriages VF 39
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2015 - cont Consumer Affairs Victoria (1992 - 2000 Office of Fair Trading and Business Affairs; 2000 - 2002 Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria) VA 3084
2015 - cont Corrections Victoria VA 4819
2015 - cont Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (including 1983-1986 Assistant Government Statist, Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages) VA 983
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1841 - cont Office of the Victorian Government Solicitor (previously known as the Office of the Crown Solicitor) VA 667
1853 - cont Victoria Police (including Office of the Chief Commissioner of Police) VA 724
1944 - cont Country Fire Authority VA 482
1965 - cont Appeal Costs Board VA 1081
1983 - cont Office of Public Prosecutions (Known as Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1983-1995) VA 2550
1985 - cont Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine VA 4277
1993 - cont Equal Opportunity Commission VA 4278
1994 - cont Estate Agents Council VA 4214
1995 - cont Victoria Legal Aid VA 4160
1997 - cont Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board VA 4363
1998 - cont Business Licensing Authority VA 4213
2000 - cont Victorian Law Reform Commission VA 4859
2012 - cont Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation VA 4970
By 1987 - cont Office of the Public Advocate VA 4710
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