Law Reform

Law Reform

Addressing systemic barriers to justice is a crucial part of our work. We are mindful of the impact that laws and legal processes have on our vulnerable clients and the broader community, and give voice to their experiences. Our law reform work seeks to promote and uphold human rights and equality before the law.

We contribute to inquiries by parliamentary, law reform and other bodies. We also work collaboratively with other community legal centres and experts, including making joint submissions. We raise awareness of law reform and policy issues through community engagement work, which may include public events and media.

You are welcome to read our recent public submissions by clicking on the links below.



Submission to Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Submission to Royal Commision into Mental Health – July 2019

Submission responding to proposed amendments  mandatory imprisonment where injuries are sustained by emergency workers

Submission Mandatory Imprisonment – June 2018

Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission

Review of the Family Law System – 7 May 2018

Submission to Department of Justice & Regulation

Access to Justice Review.24Feb2016

Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria

Heading Home: Residential Tenancies Act Review, 10 Feb 2017

Dispute Resolution Issues Paper June 2016

Security of Tenure Issues Paper – Residential Tenancies Act Review.Dec15

Residential Tenancies Act Review 5 Aug 15

Submission to Royal Commission

Family Violence – 29 May15

Submission to Victoria Law Reform Commission

Photographing and Filming Tenants’ Possession for Advertising Purposes – 11 August 2014

Submission to Productivity Commission

Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements – Response to Draft Report – 21 May 2014

Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements – 1 November 2013