In the early 1990s an international convention focused on victims of crime, resulting in international pressure on governments to implement corresponding legislation. Consequently, governments in each Australian State and Territory developed laws and procedures to render assistance to victims of crime.
"What is Victims of Crime Compensation?,"
The National Legal Eagle:
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol17/iss2/8