Appeal for Victoria spent conviction laws

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Small-time criminals who have learnt their lesson deserve a clean slate and a spent conviction so they can become productive members of society, says a legal advocacy groups.

Liberty Victoria's Rights Advocacy Project (RAP) will release a report on Wednesday as part of Law Week appealing limits on criminal record checks for minor crimes.

Victoria is the only Australian jurisdiction without a legislated spent conviction scheme, despite repeated calls from advocacy groups.

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