From December 2021 Victoria will have a Spent Conviction scheme. A ‘Spent Conviction’ is a conviction that won’t show up on most criminal record/police checks. This guide is a plain English explanation of the Spent Convictions Act and sets out what types of convictions are eligible to be spent, how convictions can become spent, and when spent convictions might still show up on some criminal record/police checks.
Fitzroy Legal Service joins in calls from Aboriginal, legal, and human rights organisations for the urgent reform of Victoria’s bail laws.
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