At any given time, there are many laws and policies under review. Various government and non-government bodies regularly conduct law reform inquiries, where they seek feedback from people, communities and organisations regarding proposed changes to the law.
For most inquiries, any person or organisation can make a submission. A submission to an inquiry is a written argument or set of arguments, backed up by appropriate evidence, responding to the questions or terms of reference set out by the body conducting the inquiry.
Community Legal Centres NSW compiles law reform submissions to relevant law reform inquiries in consultation with member centres, and also encourages member centres to make their own submissions
Below is a list of law reform inquiries that are currently accepting submissions and that are relevant to the work and priorities of community legal centres in NSW.
Current NSW Inquiries
- Open Justice Review — Court and tribunal information: access, disclosure and publication
NSW Law Reform Commission
The review will consider the operation of suppression and non-publication orders and access to information in NSW courts and tribunals.
Submissions close 31 May 2019.
Current Federal Inquiries
Currently, there are no relevant federal inquiries accepting submissions.
Resources for making submissions
Past Community Legal Centres NSW Submissions
You can access past submissions by Community Legal Centres NSW here.