Author Archives: Chris Marmo

The introduction of failure to disclose and failure to protect offences in Victoria

In April 2012, The Victorian Government initiated a landmark inquiry into handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The inquiry’s final report Betrayal of Trust was tabled in Parliament on 13 November 2013 and contained recommendations which included the  introduction of criminal offences for failing to disclose and to protect in regard to child sex abuse.

Volunteering at Youthlaw


Our 2015 annual intake for volunteers has now closed . Thank-you to all who applied. Our next intake will be March 2016.

Making a difference to young people’s lives

Dear Ministers

As you are planning priorities for  your first term, we take this opportunity to raise with you key areas for policy development.

The Youthlaw Policy Platform 2015  outlines realistic directions and outcomes that will substantially assist a significant and growing number of vulnerable young people across Victoria.

Federal Senator calls for independent investigation of police in Victoria

Senator Marshall (speech 30 Sept 2014) is spot on. Speaking about the recent apology and compensation from Victoria Police to a victim of police mistreatment ( Corinna Horvath) he said:

Incidents like those experienced by Corinna Horvath are still occurring and before the courts.