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  • Review of sunsetting instruments under the Native Title Act 1993

    We are conducting a review of 4 legislative instruments made under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NT Act), which are due to sunset on 1 October 2023. These instruments are: Native Title (Federal Court) Regulations 1998 Native Title (Tribunal) Regulations 1993 Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 Native Title (Notices) Determination 2011 (No.1) The instruments support native title application and agreement-making mechanisms... More
    Closes 3 April 2023
  • Justice Reinvestment Program

    More than 30 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, First Nations peoples remain over-represented at every point in the criminal justice system. On 25 October 2022, the Australian Government announced a commitment to pursue meaningful change by investing in place-based initiatives, led and implemented by First Nations communities and organisations, to help turn the tide on incarceration and deaths in custody. Through the October 2022–23 Budget, $81.5... More
    Closes 10 April 2023
  • Review into an appropriate cost model for Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws

    The Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020) (Respect@Work Report) found that sexual harassment is a pervasive and widespread issue in Australian workplaces. It made 55 recommendations addressed to the Australian Government, states and territories, employers and industry groups to prevent and address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The recommendations relate to 5 key areas of focus: data and research primary prevention workplace... More
    Closes 14 April 2023
  • Review of Secrecy Provisions

    We are carrying out a review of secrecy provisions across Commonwealth laws. This review will address concerns raised by multiple reviews about the number, inconsistency, appropriateness and complexity of Commonwealth secrecy offences. We have released a consultation paper seeking views on the operation of secrecy provisions, including: what principles should govern the framing of general and specific secrecy offences in Commonwealth legislation whether any general or... More
    Closes 5 May 2023
  • Scoping the development of specialised and trauma-informed legal services for victims and survivors of sexual assault

    Every Australian deserves to live free from violence. The Australian Government is committed to working with state and territory governments to improve the experiences of victims and survivors of sexual assault in the criminal justice systems across Australia. Victims and survivors continue to face barriers, and potential exposure to further trauma, when choosing to seek justice through the criminal justice system. These barriers to access justice are complex and unique to each... More
    Closes 7 May 2023
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