VLRC recommends no changes to recklessness laws.

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The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) recently reviewed the definition of recklessness in Victoria, along with the possibility of including it in the Crimes Act.

The VLRC has determined that there should be no changes to the recklessness test for offences against the person, as stated in the Recklessness Report tabled in Parliament on 28 May 2024.

The VLRC highlighted concerns regarding the risks associated with altering the current test. It emphasised that a 'possibility' test would be overly broad, while other proposed changes could lead to complexity, inconsistencies, and potential unfair impacts on young people and First Nations individuals.

To explore the full details, you can view the report via the link below.

View the report