Criminal Appeals Amendment (Double Jeopardy) Bill 2011 Inquiry

ALSWA prepared a brief submission in response to the invitation by the Legislative Council of Western Australia (WA) Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statues Review (the Committee) to make written submissions on the Criminal Appeals Amendment (Double Jeopardy) Bill 2011 (the Bill). ALSWA’s submission sets out

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Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004

This submission was made in response to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s (LRC) Discussion Paper regarding the Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004 (WA) (the Act). The LRC examined the application of the Act to juvenile reportable offenders and to certain adult reportable offenders who

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Justice Reinvestment Forum: Build Communities Not Prisons

‘Justice Reinvestment’ Law and Advocacy Unit Justice Reinvestment Forum: Build Communities Not Prisons Deaths in Custody Watch Committee Thursday May 12th from 2 – 4pm Mercy Employment & Community Programmes 4 Brewer Place Mirrabooka WA 6061 The abstract for the presentation is below: Australia has epidemic and

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National Human Rights Action Plan February 2011

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) prepared this submission to comment on the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department Background Paper on the development of a new National Human Rights Action Plan (‘Action Plan’). The Action Plan forms part of Australia’s Human Rights Framework (‘Framework’)

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Proposal for Two Tier JP Framework

This submission was in response to the proposal by the Department of the Attorney General (DotAG) of Western Australia (WA) to investigate the introduction of a ‘two tier’ framework for Justices of the Peace (JPs) in Western Australia (WA). The submission demonstrates short comings by way of

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Aboriginal Home Ownership December 2010

The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (Inc.) (ALSWA) and Shelter WA prepared this joint submission in response to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) Indigenous Home Ownership Issues Paper, released in May 2010. The submission noted many benefits in promoting and

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Review of Coronial Practice in Western Australia

This submission was in response to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (LRCWA) Background Paper into Project No 100, Review of the Coronial Practice in WA. ALSWA endorsed the Background Paper and made a number of additional recommendations including that: the findings and recommendations from the

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