Submissions

We make policy and law reform submissions as part of our efforts to represent the concerns of our clients and promote social justice for the wider community.

2016

Submission to the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review.

2015

Submission to the Victorian Government’s Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.

Submission to the eight-year review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Assistance to the Homeless Person’s Union of Victoria Inc. with its submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Public inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements.

2014

Contributed to the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.) Inc.’s submission to Victoria Legal Aid’s consultation regarding ’Delivering high quality criminal trials’.

Submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee regarding the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill 2013.

2013

Submission to the Victoria Police Community Consultation on Field Contact Policy and Data Collection and Cross Cultural Training.

2012

Contributed to the report Occupy Policing, A Report into the Effects and Legality of the Eviction of Occupy Melbourne from City Square on 21 October 2011.

2011

Submission to the Department of Human Services on behalf of Public Housing Tenants in relation to Human Rights concerns raised by the Anti-Social Behaviour Pilot.

Submission to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee regarding the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Submission to the City of Yarra regarding update on Taking Action Together and Proposals for Further Community Safety Measures.

Partnered with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and Project Respect in a submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department regarding its Discussion Paper regarding Forced and Servile Marriage.

Partnered with Project Respect in a submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department regarding its Discussion Paper regarding The Criminal Justice Response to Slavery and People Trafficking; Reparation; and Vulnerable Witness Protections.

2009

Partnered with the Western Suburbs Legal Service and the Springvale Monash Legal Service to co-author the report ‘Boys, you wanna give me some action?’: Interventions into Policing of Racialised Communities in Melbourne.