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Department of Justice and Community Safety

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Contacts

Contact Salutation Name Title Telephone Email Source Last Updated
Minister
The Honourable
Martin Pakula
Attorney-General; Minister for Racing 03 8684 1111 martin.pakula@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Minister
The Honourable
Jenny Mikakos
Minister for Families & Children; Minister for Youth Affairs; Minister for Early Childhood Education 03 9096 0301 jenny.mikakos@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Minister
The Honourable
Marlene Kairouz
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation; Minister for Local Government 03 8685 1555 marlene.kairouz@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Minister
The Honourable
Gayle Tierney
Minister for Corrections; Minister for Training & Skills 03 9637 3196 gayle.tierney@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Minister
The Honourable
Lisa Neville
Minister for Police; Minister for Water 03 9637 9654 lisa.neville@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Minister
The Honourable
James Merlino
Deputy Premier; Minister for Education; Minister for Emergency Services 03 9651 1222 james.merlino@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria

31/03/2018
Head of Agency
Ms.
Rebecca Falkingham
Secretary 03 9651 5111 rebecca.falkingham@justice.vic.gov.au

DOJR

18/04/2019
Head of Information Technology
Mr.
Paul Virgo
Chief Information Officer 03 8684 0000 (Switch) paul.virgo@justice.vic.gov.au

LinkedIn

31/03/2018
Other IT Personnel
Mr.
Robert Logue
Manager, Electronic Document Systems 03 8684 0000 (Switch) robert.logue@justice.vic.gov.au

LinkedIn

31/03/2018
Other IT Personnel
Mr.
Paul Chandley
Deputy Director, Digital Transformation, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 03 8684 0000 (Switch) paul.chandley@justice.vic.gov.au

LinkedIn

09/05/2019
Other Senior Personnel
Mr.
Neil Twist
Director, Appropriate Dispute Resolution at Department of Justice 03 8684 1530 neil.twist@justice.vic.gov.au

DJR

09/05/2019
CSV

Intermedium Articles

Demand drives growing investment in justice sector
19/09/2018

As case backlogs grow and litigation becomes more specialised and technical, placing strain on the justice system, jurisdictions across Australia will increase spending on ICT systems to achieve efficiencies in the justice sector...

Demand drives growing investment in justice sector
19/09/2018

pAs case backlogs grow and litigation becomes more specialised and technical, placing strain on the justice system, jurisdictions across Australia will increase spending on ICT systems to achieve efficiencies in the justice sector.../p

Justice reigns supreme in Vic’s ICT heavy budget
03/05/2017

Victoria’s judicial system is the clear winner from the state’s 2017-18 budget, receiving just under $100 million to improve case management systems and in-court technology over the next four years.

The Andrews government’s third budget has also seen funding flow to rural applications of the Internet of Things, cyber resilience improvements...

Justice reigns supreme in Vic’s ICT heavy budget
03/05/2017

pVictoria’s judicial system is the clear winner from the state’s 2017-18 budget, receiving just under $100 million to improve case management systems and in-court technology over the next four years./p

pThe Andrews government’s third budget has also seen funding flow to rural applications of the Internet of Things, cyber resilience improvements.../p

Vic’s first cybersecurity strategy likely candidate for budget funding
03/04/2017

Topics: ICT Strategy; Cybersecurity; Shared Services; VIC.

Victoria’s long-awaited Whole-of-Government (WofG) cybersecurity strategy is due to be released this quarter by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), ending a three-year stop-start period of development. 

Intermedium expects the strategy to generate new requirements for...

Vic’s first cybersecurity strategy likely candidate for budget funding
03/04/2017

pemTopics: ICT Strategy; Cybersecurity; Shared Services; VIC./em/p

pVictoria’s long-awaited Whole-of-Government (WofG) cybersecurity strategy is due to be released this quarter by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), ending a three-year stop-start period of development. /p

pIntermedium expects the strategy to generate new requirements for.../p

Civica wins $100m-plus Vic Justice contract
15/11/2016

pemTopics: Software; Digital Transformation; Vic./em/p

pCivica has signed a $103.6 million contract with the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) to deliver the new Victorian Infringement, Enforcement and Warrants.../p

Two national emergency platforms set for overhaul
05/10/2016

pemTopics: Telco; ICT Strategy; Vic; Fed./em/p

pVictoria has approached the market for a new supplier of the national telephone-based emergency warning system – Emergency Alert (EA), prior to the Federal Government beginning.../p

Two national emergency platforms set for overhaul
05/10/2016

Topics: Telco; ICT Strategy; Vic; Fed.

Victoria has approached the market for a new supplier of the national telephone-based emergency warning system – Emergency Alert (EA), prior to the Federal Government beginning...

Victorian Justice fine management system: Take two
05/05/2016

pStill smarting from the latest round of watchdog critiques regarding poorly managed ICT projects, the Victorian Government has committed close to $40 million towards a second attempt at.../p

Victorian Justice fine management system: Take two
05/05/2016

Still smarting from the latest round of watchdog critiques regarding poorly managed ICT projects, the Victorian Government has committed close to $40 million towards a second attempt at...

Service Victoria biggest winner in 2016 budget
28/04/2016

pService Victoria has received $81 million to spend on Whole-of-Government (WofG) service delivery over the next twelve months.../p

Service Victoria biggest winner in 2016 budget
28/04/2016

Service Victoria has received $81 million to spend on Whole-of-Government (WofG) service delivery over the next twelve months...

Vic Department of Justice and Regulation to upgrade BI system
06/07/2015

pVictoria’s Department of Justice and Regulation is looking for an upgrade of its Business.../p

Vic Budget fuels transport IT, digital service delivery
06/05/2015

pThe Andrews Government unveiled its first Budget on 5 May 2015, with transport IT, police radio technology.../p

Project cost overruns double Victoria’s ICT spend
29/04/2015

pThe Victorian Government’s annual ICT expenditure has nearly tripled over the past four yearsꜗ, but.../p

VIC Births, Deaths, and Marriages to replace Lifedata
28/01/2015

pIn an bid to provide citizens with near-instant access to births, deaths, and marriages records, and to bolster the quality.../p

SA Police release RFT for facial recognition technology
07/01/2015

Joining a growing band of justice and border control agencies, the South Australian...

Vic Government drops Minister for Technology
11/12/2014

pIn a shake-up of ministerial portfolios, the new Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews has dissolved.../p

Victorian Justice Department outlines upcoming ICT procurement
03/10/2014

pSignificant ICT procurement plans have been detailed by the Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) which has become the eighth agency to transition to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board’s (VGPB) new procurement policy framework. Under the framework, it is mandatory for DoJ to outline their upcoming procurement activity on their a href="http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/utility/procurement/"procurement activity register/a..../p

CenITex provided services worth $150.52 million in 2013-14
19/09/2014

pCenITex provided $150.52 million worth of services to customers in 2013-14, did not exceed its budget, and continued its path towards outsourcing its services to the private sector. Its a href="http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/file_uploads/CenITex_Report_2013-14_Tvk..."2013-14 Annual Report/a also revealed that the Victorian shared services provider.../p

NSW Police and Justice Department renamed - again
14/07/2014

pThe New South Wales Department of Police and Justice is now to be known simply as the Department of Justice after the entity’s second name change in as many months./p

pThe Department was renamed to the Department of Police and Justice in late April 2014 following the Ministerial reshuffle that occurred after Mike Baird became Premier. It was previously known as the Department of Attorney-General and Justice./p

pThe latest name change, first reported by the a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/theres-no-justice-at-least-not-in-the-police-d..."Sydney/a.../p

New Court Services Victoria CIO thirsty for Mobility and big on Big Data
08/05/2014

pTwo weeks into his new role as CIO of Court Services Victoria, Krist Davood sees a “huge thirst for mobile services” in government, as well as a big opportunity for data analytics./p

pstrongMobility – putting users at the core/strong/p

pThere is “great scope for digital file management” across government said Davood, and within Court Services, he is looking particularly at the use and presentation of evidence./p

pIn his presentation at CeBIT 14’s Enterprise Mobility Conference, Davood proved a firm advocate of implementing mobility.../p

Victorian Budget funds major ICT procurement initiatives
07/05/2014

pstrongWhole of Government ICT Infrastructure Procurement/strong/p

pIn this election year budget the Victorian Government has provided funding to support a revamp of ICT procurement in the State./p

pVictoria’s 2014-15 budget provides funding for the management of critical upcoming ICT procurement initiatives including the outsourcing of CenITex services and establishment of the VicConnect Government cloud and ICT marketplace./p

pThe budget provides $6 million to the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) to manage the.../p

CIO appointment for Court Services Victoria
16/04/2014

pKrist Davood has been appointed CIO of recently formed Court Services Victoria. According to his LinkedIn, as CIO Davood will “lead all ICT strategic and operational initiatives for Court Services Victoria.”/p

pThe State government established the new statutory body, Court Services Victoria, to provide judicial services independent of the executive arm. Court Services Victoria was created in July last year to provide the administrative services and facilities to support the Victorian Courts and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)./p

pDavood was previously CIO.../p

Vic Auditor-General identifies potential telco savings
20/09/2013

pVictorian Auditor-General, John Doyle, has found inadequate oversight of telecommunications spending means agencies are missing out on potential savings on telecommunications services./p

pThe audit, a href="http://www.audit.vic.gov.au/reports_and_publications/latest_reports/2013..."Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure/a, examined telecommunications spending on fixed voice and mobile services at Victoria’s three highest spending agencies, Victoria Police, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ.../p

Case Management System needed at Vic Parole Board
29/08/2013

pA report on Victoria’s Adult Parole Board (APB) has recommended the urgent development of a case management system that links to Victoria Police and Corrections Victoria./p

pA cloud solution is likely to be a major contender, after the Victorian Government’s announcement of a new web-hosted case management system for the State’s Supreme Court a href="http://www.rich-phillips.com.au/MediaCentre/ElectoratePressReleases/tabi..."yesterday/a. The RedCrest case lodgement and management system.../p

Victoria’s Courts Management System on hold until the end of 2012
29/10/2012

pThe future of the Victorian Department of Justice’s Integrated Courts Management System (ICMS) is still on hold after more than 12 months under review, a spokesperson for the agency has confirmed./p

pMore than seven years after work started on the project, a critical evaluation of the system’s progress is “expected to be completed by the end of the year,” the spokesperson said./p

pOriginally announced in 2005 as a four-year program, the ICMS has faced numerous delays and has incurred extensive additional costs to the State Government./p

pThe project.../p

New financial year could be twice as good for Victorian ICT
07/05/2012

p2012-13 promises to be a much better year for the Victorian ICT industry than 2011-12, with Budget Papers revealing that more than $450 million in ICT funding has been earmarked for expenditure in the financial year, which represents close to a 100 per cent increase on last year’s spending allocation of $224 million./p

pThe value of brand new ICT funding will also beat the tally of new initiatives in 2011-12, which came in at $137 million according to emIntermedium’s/em a href="https://www.intermedium.com.au/../../../../../../../../content/budget-it..."Budget IT/a.../p

Lack of infrastructure maintenance during ‘transition in’ period cause of CenITex outage
24/10/2011

pFormer outsourcer Fujitsu had to be called in to help when several of the Victorian Department of Business and Innovation’s (DBI) key systems – including email – crashed recently and current infrastructure manager CenITex was unable to immediately identify and rectify the source of the problem. /p

pFujitsu and DBI (which was formerly known as the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development or DIIRD) signed a $34.7 million.../p

Sixteen exemptions already granted for month-old eServices Panel
01/08/2011

pWhen the Victorian Government cut the membership of its whole of government eServices Panel by 65 members in May, one of the key indictments against it was a concern that the narrowed vendor base would fail to meet the requirements of a diverse Victorian public sector./p

pSince the new panel came into effect on 1 July, the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) has granted 16 exemptions to nine different agencies, allowing them to procure from vendors not included on the panel on a one-off basis./p

pTo date, not one agency application for exemption has been rejected./p

p.../p

CenITex set to complete ICT consolidation
01/11/2010

pThe Victorian Government-owned Centre for IT Excellence (CenITex) will complete its consolidation of government departments in this financial year according to its a href="http://www.cenitex.vic.gov.au/web33/InetELib.nsf/$UNIDS+for+Web+Display/15BF0A5688D907F5CA2577A0001EA0FB/$FILE/CtxAnnualReport2010_full.pdf"annual report/a 2009-10. /p

pSince its inception in 2008, the shared services agency has sought to provide ICT infrastructure and services across Victorian government and to consolidate the ICT functions within these departments. /p

pIn 2010-11, CenITex will.../p

Vic Justice and Supreme Court reach agreement over CenITex move
18/10/2010

pThe Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Victorian Supreme Court have come to an interim agreement which should – at least temporarily – placate the security concerns raised by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren about the move to a centralised IT system./p

pIn the latest a href="http://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fb9e3400443877f5b322f..."Annual Report/a for the Victorian Supreme Court, Justice Warren spoke out against plans to migrate the Supreme Court’s IT systems to the State.../p

Inside the Victorian Public Service’s social networking Hub
30/09/2010

pSeven months since its launch, the Victorian Public Service’s social networking intranet, the VPS Hub, is averaging 25,000 hits a month and this number looks set to increase./p

pProject Adviser for the Hub, Janice van Reyk, told emIntermedium/em that she believes that the project is currently in the early stages of its technology adoption lifecycle, and having successfully attracted the early adopters will probably begin to attract the early majority over the next six months./p

pThe VPS Hub is the product of the State Public Service’s emInnovation Action Plan/em.../p

More delays reported for Victorian Department of Justice IT projects
23/09/2010

pThe list of late or suspended IT projects  within Victoria’s Department of Justice (DoJ) has expanded, with several budget appropriations being carried over into 2011 due to missed deadlines according to the Department’s recently released a href="http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/d4b48f0043f5e4f49424f4e640..."Annual Report/a./p

pDoJ’s ICT record has suffered lately, with two major projects – the transition of the Police’s Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) to a new LINK platform,.../p

CSV

Purpose

The Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) exists to create "a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria, where the rule of law is upheld, and rights and responsibilities are respected". It leads the delivery of justice and regulation services across the state, including the development and implementation of laws, policy and regulation, such as consumer protection, gaming, racing and emergency management, and management of the prison system.

 

Corporate Services to the Department are provided by two divisions:

  • Finance, Infrastructure and Governance 
  • Service Strategy Reform
Last Updated: 23/04/2018

Key Objectives

According to the Department's Corporate Plan 2017-21, each 'departmental system' has its own objectives. However, DJR's overview of their whole of department objectives are to:

  • Focus on increasing community safety;
  • Continue to deliver reforms to tackle family violence;
  • Ensure the effective transition of the youth justice system into the portfolio;
  • Continue efforts to reduce Aboriginal over-representation in the criminal justice system;
  • Ensure a smooth transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS);
  • Drive improvement in the department’s core Information Communications Technology (ICT); and
  • Enhance access to government services through Service Victoria.
Last Updated: 23/04/2018

Staff

Staff Type Number Last Updated
Total Agency Staff - Full Time Equivalent
8,506.5
23/04/2018
Total Agency Staff - Headcount
8,916
23/04/2018
Number of IT Staff (internal)
Not Available
23/04/2018
Number of IT Contractors
Not Available
23/04/2018
CSV

Budget

Name of ICT Division

Knowledge, Information and Technology Services

Last Updated: 23/04/2018

ICT Environment

Applications:
  • Enterprise Contract & Contractor Management System;
  • Enterprise Talent Management System;
  • mSuite email and calendar solution for mobile devices;
  • ICMS Courts Case Management System;
  • Microsoft Enterprise Agreement;
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition;
  • Telstra - Data Carriage Services;
  • Telstra - National Emergency Warning System;
  • TRIM;
  • Emergency Management Common Operating Picture (EM-COP) – an opensource software system designed to issue public information/warnings, to track personnel deployed in emergencies, create tools, and to combine processes and analyse information to provide decision makers with added insights;
  • Emergency Management Operational Communications (EMOC);
  • Software licensing agreement for national early warning system that broadcasts alerts;
  • VicEmergency app;
  • E-Justice;
  • In-vehicle software and mobile cameras;
  • CCTV; and
  • A $103.6 million contract for a new Victorian Infringement, Enforcement and Warrants (VIEW) System to be delivered by January 2018.
Last Updated: 23/04/2018

Future ICT Directions

The Department's Corporate Plan 2017-21 describes how the Department is looking to drive improvement in the department’s core Information Communications Technology (ICT):

The department will continue to drive improvement in its ICT network to deliver cost efficiencies and greater productivity. Over the next four years, the department will:

  • increase the use of cloud computing and applications through the rollout of Office 365, a cloudbased suite of applications that also provide improved remote access
  • establish the use of common base platforms (such as case management) which support flexible configurations for departmental agencies and business units
  • support faster intra and inter-departmental information sharing through use of the whole of government integration gateway
  • increase use of technologies that make it easier to work between departmental locations in remote areas and across multiple devices.

During this period, the department will continue to manage its partnership with CenITex to leverage improved ICT operations including: security monitoring and defence; disaster recovery; and extended support hours.

 

The Department's Annual Report 2016-17 also lists the follow upgrades they are in the process of taking up:

  • BDM (Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages) will implement a new core ICT business system in 2017–18 - the system will enable more effective support for those using BDM’s services, improved data security and enhanced quality assurance;
  • Digital Radios Upgrade Program - this program will replace the analogue radio communication system in regional areas with an encrypted digital network and new radios;
  • Information Sharing work is being refocused in the context of the Innovative Justice Strategy following the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations. The department will continue working on workforce-specific guidelines, training, communications materials, information sharing agreements and capacity building programs to support implementation of the family violence information sharing legislative reforms into 2017-18.
Last Updated: 27/11/2017

Additional Information

Court Services Victoria (CSV)

From the 1 July 2014, Court Services Victoria (CSV), or “Courts”, came into operation as an independent body from the Department of Justice. It is designed to increase the efficiency of the court system, as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Judicial College of Victoria. It was formerly known as the “Courts and Tribunal Service” under the Department. It is led by CEO Kerry Osborne.

Last Updated: 27/11/2017