Policy and Law Reform

 

Community Legal Centres NSW coordinates cohesive advocacy, communications and law reform strategies on a number of law reform priorities on behalf of the sector.

 

Law Reform Bulletin

Community Legal Centres NSW publishes a monthly email newsletter, Law Reform Bulletin, covering all things law reform for people working and interested in policy and law reform in NSW.

To subscribe to the Bulletin, email lawreform@clcnsw.org.au.

 

Latest policy and law reform updates

Below is a list of our latest policy and law reform articles, including submission briefings and policy analysis.

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:18
In Australia and overseas, alternative legal responses to sexual and domestic violence are increasingly being explored to better meet the needs of victims/survivors. One such alternative is restorative justice, which Thea Deakin-Greenwood and Jane Bolitho argue offers an opportunity to refocus an otherwise adversarial (and sometimes inaccessible) process on the needs and rights of victims.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15
Improving access to justice for victim-survivors of sexual assault and eradicating discriminatory structural power imbalances that allow offenders to commit sexual assault with no repercussions are at the heart of twelve important recommendations made by Community Legal Centres NSW to the current NSW Law Reform Commission inquiry into consent in relation to sexual offences.
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
 An overview of the problems with the proposed Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018.
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:39
Issues surrounding the rates of children being placed in out of home care is a pressing concern, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:50
There are many legal and social barriers currently effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. One of the most pressing is the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prisons. The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to examine the factors that contribute to this and to consider law reform that would address this crisis.