Community Legal Centres NSW regularly makes submissions to key inquiries and law reform processes in New South Wales and Australia. Below are our most recent submissions. For information about our current law reform priorities, click here.

For a list of current law reform inquiries, click here.

2021 submissions

2020 submissions

  • Inquiry into the High Level of First Nations People in Custody and Oversight Review of Deaths in Custody
    Select Committee on the High Level of First Nations People in Custody and Oversight and Review of Deaths in Custody
    Full submission

  • Inquiry into the child protection and social services system
    General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2
    Full submission

  • Inquiry into Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020
    Joint Select Committee on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020​​​​​​
    Full submission

  • Inquiry into assaults on members of the NSW Police Force
    Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety
    Full submission 

  • Inquiry into lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-20
    Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
    Full submission

  • Inquiry into Support for Children of Imprisoned Parents in New South Wales
    Committee on Children and Young People, March 2020
    Full submission
  • Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System
    Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System, February 2020
    Full submission

2019 submissions

  • CAG Family Violence Working Group Consultation Paper: Options for improving the family violence competency of legal practitioners
    NSW Department of Communities and Justice, October 2019
    Full submission
  • Their Futures Matter Access System Redesign Consultation
    NSW Government, March 2019
    Summary | Full submission
  • Inquiry into consent in relation to sexual offences
    NSW Law Reform Commission, February 2019
    Summary | Full submission
  • Preliminary consultation on the terms of reference for the Special Commission of inquiry into the drug ice
    NSW Crown Solicitor's Office, January 2019
    Full submission


2018 submissions

  • Review of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018
    Commonwealth Government, December 2018
    Full submission
  • Review of the Family Law System
    Australian Law Reform Commission, November 2018
    Full submission
  • Inquiry on Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff
    Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, November 2018
    SummaryFull submission
  • Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
    Federal Parliament, June 2018
    SummaryFull submission
  • Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (joint NGO coalition submission)
    United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), June 2018
    Summary | Full submission
  • Public Consultation on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
    NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, April 2018
    Summary | Full submission


2017 submissions

  • Justice for everyday problems: Civil Justice in NSW
    NSW Department of Justice, February 2017
    SummaryFull submission
  • Civil litigation recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
    NSW Department of Justice, September 2017
    Full submission
  • Law Council of Australia's Justice Project
    Law Council of Australia, October 2017
    SummaryFull submission
  • Shaping a Better Child Protection System
    Family & Community Services NSW, December 2017
    Summary | Full submission
  • Indigenous Incarcerations Rates Inquiry
    Australian Law Reform Commission , September 2017
    Summary | Full submission
  • Joint Submission on Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities
    Treasury, August 2017
    Full submission