• Monetary Penalties Enforcement Bill fails to tackle issues of disadvantage & debt

    27th Sep 2020

    The Monetary Penalties Enforcement Amendment Bill 2020 is a missed opportunity to address issues facing Tasmanians experiencing extreme hardship and should not be allowed to pass in its current form, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) in a submission on the Bill which the Attorney-General Elise Archer has released for public comment.

  • Regional justice under threat

    16th May 2019

    With the South Australian justice system facing further funding cuts in the upcoming June budget, Amy Nikolovski explains why regional court services must be protected.

  • Self-Represented Prisoners left behind in the justice system?

    4th Mar 2016

    Prisoners are arguably one of the most disadvantaged groups in Australia (and the world). Little to no research has been conducted about the impact on prisoners who are also self-represented litigants (hereinafter referred to as ‘self-represented prisoners’) such as, the extent to which prisoners encounter difficulties in accessing justice while in prison, the impact on prisoners and the resolution of their legal problem, and what efforts, if any, are being made by different Corrective Services departments to facilitate better access to justice.