Victoria is finally introducing a spent convictions scheme, which means that after 10 years for adults, and 5 years for juveniles, minor offences will no longer appear on a police record check.

Minor convictions particularly impact on those who are disproportionately represented in the justice system, such as Indignenous people and youths.

“A minor offence in the past should not be a life sentence – this scheme will break the cycle of disadvantage faced by too many Victorians as they seek to turn their lives around,” Attorney-General Jill Hennessy said.


Read the article appearing in The Bendigo Advertiser 27 October 2020