Submissions

2021

Submission to Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission’s Review of Surrogacy, 23 September 2021.

Submission to the Commission on the Status of Women regarding Human Rights Infringements in the Australian Family Court, 30 July 2021.

Submission to the Commission on the Status of Women on violation of our rights as women human rights defenders to freedom of expression and assembly, 30 July 2021

Submission to the Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign (originally submitted in June 2020 to OHCHR), July 2021

Submission to Select Committee of the South Australian Legislative Council on Statutes Amendment (Repeal of Sex Work Offences) Bill 2020, 7 May 2021.

Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on ParentNext: examination of Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements – class of persons) Instrument 2021 , 4 May 2021.

Submission to thematic report on Gender, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, 23 February 2021.

Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission Review of Open justice: Court and tribunal information: access, disclosure and publication, 19 February 2021.

Submission to NSW Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control, 28 January 2021.

Letter to the Victorian Attorney-General in relation to the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020, January 2021

2020

Submission regarding Conversion Practices : Law Reform Options for Tasmania, Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, 22 December 2020

NGO Shadow Follow Up Report to CEDAW, 4 November 2020

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for the Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence, OHRC,  July 2020.

Submission to Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights regarding strengthening the UN Treaty Body System, 2 July 2020.

Submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights on behalf of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign for Australia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR), 6 June 2020

Submission to the Australian Government, Attorney General’s Department on Religious Freedom Bill – Second Exposure Drafts, 31 January 2020

Submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for Consent and Mistake of Fact Review, 31 January 2020.

Submission to the Queensland Parliament in relation to the Health Legislation Amendment Bill with focus on its Conversion Therapy amendments, January 2020.

2019

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System, Parliament of Australia, 18 December 2019

Submission to the Joint Committee of Public Account & Audit on The Efficiency and Effectiveness: Inquiry into Auditor-General’s Reports 25, 29, 38, 42, 44, 45 and 51 (2018-19) with specific reference to Report 45 in relation to Coordination and Targeting of Domestic Violence Funding and Action, 24 October 2019.

Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute in response to Issues Paper on Legal Recognition of Sex and Gender, 20 August 2019.

Submission to the Australian Banking Association Consultation on Better Banking for Vulnerable Customers, May 2019.

Submission to South Australian Government in relation to draft Surrogacy Bill, 14 February 2019.

Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission Review into Sexual Assault Consent Laws, 1 February 2019.

Pre-Budget Submission regarding Priorities for 2019-2020 Budget and Supporting Documents in relation to WFLCSS, 31 January 2019.

Submission 6 to Senate Inquiry into ParentNext, February 2019.

2018

Submission to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, November 2018.

Submission to WA Law Reform Commission’s review into recogntion of sex, change of sex and intersex status, Supplementary Submission and Supporting Research Paper, October 2018.

Submission on Women deprived of Liberty to UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice, October 2018.

Submission re Fourth Action Plan to COAG National Summit on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children  in relation to development of the Fourth Action Plan 2019-2022, September 2018.

Submission 59 to Inquiry into Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection, Senate Committee on Procedure, July 2018.

Preliminary Submission to the Review into Sexual Consent Laws,  NSW Law Reform Commission published July 2018.

Submission to the Review into the Family Law System, Australian Law Reform Commission, July 2018.

Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 70th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 2-20 July 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into Local Adoption by the Commonwealth Parliament’s House of Representative’s  Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, published 29 May 2018.

Submission to the Review of the Western Australian Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and the Surrogacy Act 2008, March 2018 (here and here).

2017

Submission 182 to the Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade,  April 2017

Submission to the Attorney General’s Department in relation to Proposed Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to respond to family violence, January 2017

2016

Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women  on Gap in Incorporating & Implementing International & Regional Standards on Violence Against Women, September 2016.

Submission 44 to the Senate Finance & Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality, April 2016 (also submissions 29 & 76)