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Submissions

CAALAS regularly prepares submissions on significant law reform and policy issues affecting our clients to contribute to improving social justice outcomes for Aboriginal people in Central Australia.  Read some of our submissions below.

2014 

Joint submission with the Central Australian Women's Legal Service and the Central Australian Family Legal Unit on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes in response to the Royal Commission's Issues Paper 7: June 2014 

CAALAS made a joint submission with NAAJA on the proposed NT Correctional Services Bill (v. 19) in June 2014. Commentary on some of the key issues with the Bill is available here.

Joint submission with NAAJA on reforms to summary procedure: May 2014

Joint submission with NAAJA to the NT Parliamentary Inquiry into Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: May 2014

Submission to the Cwth Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: April 2014.  See also the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory's submission to the Inquiry. 

Legal Services' Submission to the NT Government - Six Month Review of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act: February 2014

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into equality, capacity and disabilities in Commonwealth laws: January 2014

2013

Submission to the Commonwealth Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements (civil law system) and Appendix
November 2013

Joint submission with NAAJA regarding the proposed double jeopardy reforms
October 2013

Submission to the Follow-up Programme on the United Nations' 2011 Universal Periodic Review

September 2013

Joint submission with NAAJA to the Northern Territory Government on the Final Report on the Summary Offences Act Review

September 2013

Submission to the Northern Territory Government on committal reforms

August 2013

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on access to justice in the criminal justice system for people with a disability
August 2013

Submission to the Northern Territory Government on the Monitoring of Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) (National Uniform Legislation) Bill 2013
July 2013

Submission regarding possible reform of s. 21B of the Evidence Act (vulnerable witnesses)
May 2013

Joint submission to the NT Minister for Health regarding the Mandatory Alcohol Rehabilitation Bill
May 2013

 

Submission regarding the Commonwealth Housing Payment Deduction Scheme
April 2013

Submission to the Commonwealth Review of Family Law Services
April 2013

CAALAS Submission to the Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act (NT) 
March 2013

Submission to the Commonwealth Inquiry into Justice Reinvestment 
March 2013

Submission to the Review of the Bail Act (NT) 
March 2013

Appendix to Submission to the Review of the Bail Act (NT) (M Evenhuis' Research Paper)