Scoping the Establishment of a Federal Judicial Commission

1st Mar 2023



The ALA recently made a submission to the Attorney-General’s Department regarding establishing a federal judicial commission.

The ALA contends that an independent and accessible federal judicial commission would strengthen the public’s confidence in the justice system and structures.

The ALA’s submission focuses on the features ALA Members identified as essential for a federal judicial commission, as well as on the role a federal judicial commission could play in the provision of judicial education, especially on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, histories and current experiences in order to improve the interaction between the legal system in Australia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

ALA submission | Consultation website | Discussion paper

Tags: Access to justiceIndigenous justice