Law & Policy Reform
The Centre aims to change the context we work in. This means as well providing specialist legal assistance to women, we use our expertise and the experiences of our clients to inform better law and policy responses for women.
We provide expert advice to government, community and other stakeholders on key law and policy reform issues for women and particular community and cultural groups. We do this through contributing to public inquiry and submission processes, as well as through our membership on a number of Councils and Committees, informed by our day to day service delivery.
We also represent women in legal matters where there is greater social benefit and impact for a wider cohort of women to challenge current laws and policies (‘public interest litigation’).
Inquiry into Australia's Family Law System
Australian Parliamentary Joint Select Committee - 2019
Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill
ACT Government - 2020
Inquiry into Child and Youth Protective Services: Part Two – Information Sharing under the Care and Protection System
ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services - 2019
Dispensing with Consent
ACT Community Services Directorate Adoptions Taskforce - 2019
Review of Child Protection Decisions in the ACT
ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate – 2019
Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the ACT child protection system
Our Booris, Our Way Review Steering Committee – 2018
National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
Australian Human Rights Commission - 2019
Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence: Policy Approaches and Responses
ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety - 2017