The Victorian Government has listened to concerns raised about the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act. It has announced amendments that enable victim survivors of sexual assault to tell their stories without having to get court permission.
The Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020 will give more control to victim survivors over how, when and in what way, their identify and story is published.
The reforms will continue to protect the privacy of victim survivors who wish to remain anonymous and will also ensure victim survivors are better protected when speaking up.
(Source: Premiers Media Release, 13.10.20)