Law Reform

TEWLS has a strong advocacy focus and has recently made the following legislative or policy-based submissions:

2017

  • NT Department of Health - Termination of Pregancy Law Reform in the NT Discussion Paper
  • Commonwealth Exposure Draft: Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017
  • Continuing advocacy regarding the Review of the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services 31 July 2016 ("the Hamburger Report")
  • Commonwealth Department of Communication and the Arts Civil Penalty Regime for Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images Discussion Paper

2016

  • ALRC Inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Sex Offender and Child Homicide Offender Public Website (Daniel's Law) Bill 2015
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Domestic and Family Violence (Recognition of Domestic Violence Orders) (National Uniform Law) Amendment Act 2016
  • ALRC Inquiry into Elder Abuse - Issues Paper
  • Commonwealth Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015
  • Australian Consumer Law Review Secretariat - Australian Consumer Law Interim Report
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Justice Legislation Amendment (Body-worn Video and Domestic Violence Evidence) Bill 2016
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Personal Violence Restraining Orders Bill 2015
  • Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the NT

2015

  • Commonwealth Inquiry into the phenomenon colloquially referred to as "revenge porn", which involves sharing private sexual images and recordings of a person without their consent
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Domestic Violence Proposals Issues Paper
  • SACC Review Secretariat - Review of the Small Amount Credit Contract (SACC) laws
  • NT Department of Children and Families - Through the Eyes of the Child: Improving Responses to Victims of Sexual Abuse and Criminal Neglect Discussion Paper
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Review of the Domestic and Family Violence Act (NT)
  • NT Department of Housing - Periodic Tenancies and "no reason" notices of termination for public housing tenants
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Reform of Personal Violence Restraining Orders (NT)
  • Commonwealth Proposed Criminal Code Amendment (Private Sexual Material) Bill 2015 Exposure Draft
  • Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services
  • NT Department of the Attorney General and Justice - Development of a Central Bond Holding Scheme in the NT

2014

  • NT Department of Attorney General and Justice - Proposed conferral of jurisdiction under the NT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Conferral of Jurisdiction Amendments) (No. 2) Bill 2014 and amendments to the NT Residential Tenancies Act
  • Commonwealth Inquiry into Foetal Alcohol Specturm Disorder
  • Commonwealth Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s 18C) Bill 2014
  • Commonwealth Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
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