S. 1(1) amended by No. 66/2014 s. 4.
(1) The main purpose of this Act is to assist in protecting children from sexual or physical harm by ensuring that people who work with, or care for, them are subject to a screening process.
(2) This Act amends the Sentencing Act 1991 to prevent sentencing courts from having regard to any consequences that may arise under this Act and amends Schedule 1 to that Act to broaden the range of sexual offences which may cause an offender to be treated as a serious sexual offender under that Act.
(3) This Act also makes minor amendments to—
(a) the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 consistent with provisions of this Act; and
(b) the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 with respect to the procedure of VCAT on applications made to it under this Act; and
(c) the Victorian Institute of Teaching Act 2001 to make further provision for certain notification requirements for the purposes of this Act.
inserted by No. 66/2014 s. 5.