The Commission has made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission in response to an application by the federal Department of Social Services for an exemption from the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth). The Department is seeking the exemption from the DDA on its behalf, and on behalf of…
The Commission has made a submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (CMIA). The CMIA governs what happens when a person is charged with a crime and had a mental impairment at the time of the offense,…
The Commission has made a submission to the Victoria Police community consultation on field contact reports and cross-cultural training. In its role in policing and protecting the community, Victoria Police has to exercise its powers lawfully and in a manner that maintains public trust and confidence. Victoria Police does a…
In January 2013, the Commission made a submission regarding a planning application to build a mosque at Green St, Doveton. Casey City Council had allowed time for community consultation on the issue. The submission provided information about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and how it could…
The Commission made a brief submission to the Department of Justice regarding the regulatory impact statement and proposed Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fee) Regulations 2013. The Commission welcomed the decision not to introduce commencement, hearing and mediation fees for the Anti-Discrimination List at VCAT (now called the Human Rights…
The Commission made a brief submission to the Department of Justice regarding the regulatory impact statement and proposed Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fee) Regulations 2013. The Commission welcomed the decision not to introduce commencement, hearing and mediation fees for the Anti-Discrimination List at VCAT (now called the Human Rights…
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is presently conducting a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1996 (Vic), examining whether processes for registration and certification are accessible to people in the community, especially those from Aboriginal communities, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and other groups experiencing disadvantage. In November…
This is a submission to the 2012 Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2012 Review). The Disability Standards were made under the federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to seek to remove discrimination from public transport services. The Commission has responsibilities under a number of laws which are…
A Bill introduced into Victorian Parliament on 16 April 2013 amending the Bail Act 1977 will introduce a list of "commonly imposed" conditions which can be applied to accused people seeking bail, such as surrendering a passport, regularly reporting to a police station, residing at a particular address or geographical…
This Bill establishes a process for issuing infringement notices (fines) to parents who have not enrolled their child at school, or whose child is not attending school without a reasonable excuse. It potentially engages rights to equality before the law, privacy, freedom of expression; and the right to be presumed…
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