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…
The Commission's response to theVictorian Governments Vision for Citizenship in a Multicultural Victoria.
This brief submission focuses on the value of a justice reinvestment approach for tackling the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison.
A Bill introduced into Victorian Parliament on 5 February 2013 amending the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 will limit the entitlement of children aged under 10 to legal representation in child protection proceedings and prevent all children aged under 10 from giving direct instructions to lawyers in these proceedings.
The Commission strongly supports the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide a rights-based model of disability services that has immense potential to better meet the long-term needs of people with disability, their families and carers.
The final Taxi Inquiry report Customers First: Service, Safety, Choice, was tabled in the Parliament of Victoria on 12 December 2012. This long awaited report of the Taxi Industry Inquiry makes 139 recommendations to reform the taxi industry to improve the way taxis are licensed, operated and regulated.The Commission's submission…
The Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies, of which the Commission is a member, made a submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee about the exposure draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 on 21 December 2012. The submission focuses on the practical issues associated with the Bill and makes a series of…
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