2017

In 2017, our core federal areas include:

  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and related state-based legislative change;
  • Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and immigration rights;
  • Counter-terrorism legislation;
  • Access to justice;
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme and National Injury Insurance Scheme; and
  • Insurance and superannuation.

Further information about our federal areas can be viewed under 'Our Work'.

Here, we provide an overview listing of all submissions provided in 2017.

Submission To Date

Privacy

Access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings: Response to Consultation Paper circulated by the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Communication and the Arts

Attorney General's Department and the Department of Communications and the Arts 27 January 2017

NDIS

The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS 30 January 2017

Immigration rights

Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes

Appendix (Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants' End of Mission to Australia Statement)

Joint Standing Committee on Migration 31 January 2017

Human rights

Inquiry into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors (redacted)

Joint Committee
on Corporations and Financial Services
10 February 2017

NDIS

The provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS 27 February 2017

Royal Commission

Case Study 51: policies and procedures of the Commonwealth government in relation to child-protection and child-safety standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse (Comments in relation to immigration detention)

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 1 March 2017

Insurance and superannuation

An inquiry into consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sector

Senate Standing Committees on Economics 7 March 2017

NDIS

Review of National Disability Insurance Scheme costs

Productivity Commission 24 March 2017

Human rights

Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016

Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

12 April 2017

Social welfare

Design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative ('Robodebt')

And subsequent appearance at public hearing, on 18 May 2017. (Greg Barns and Anna Talbot can be read from p16.)

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs 19 April 2017

Human rights

Women in Combat Duties - Reservation Withdrawal

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties 20 April 2017

Compensation

Review of the Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013 (SA)

Parliament of South Australia Social Development Committee

21 April 2017

Human rights

Review of ASIO's questioning and detention powers

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

26 April 2017

Workplace Health and Safety (Queensland)

Best practice review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Queensland Government May 2017

Criminal justice

Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017

Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 4 May 2017

Human rights

Open letter calling for Australia's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (signed with Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and other civil society organisations)

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and the Hon Julie Bishop MP 5 May 2017

Human rights

Australia: review of fifth periodic report

United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 5 May 2017

Compensation

Review of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme

NSW Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice 5 May 2017