ICESCR Concluding Observations

ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department – November 2009 ALSWA prepared this submission in response to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) invitation to the public to submit comments on the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural

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Inquiry into Homelessness Legislation

ALSWA Submission to the House Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth – August 2009 Housing is a human right which is interconnected with a person’s standard of living and enjoyment of life. It is important that international instruments which refer to these rights are entrenched

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Inquiry into Access to Justice

ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – July 2009 This submission focuses on the access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in WA to legal representation and justice. This access is limited by the lack of a State-wide interpreter service

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Aboriginal Community Courts

ALSWA Submission to the WA Attorney General – June 2009 This submission outlines the success of the Aboriginal Community Courts in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Norseman based on interviews with multiple stakeholders including court coordinators, Magistrates, ALSWA staff and prosecutors. The submission calls for an extension of community courts

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Stranding of People after Contact with the Justice System

ALSWA Submission to the WA Department of the Attorney General – May 2008 In the criminal justice system, people are often stranded after being transported to court and receiving a non-custodial sentence or bail or upon their release from prison. In this submission, ALSWA raised concerns about

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Making Our Prisons Work

ALSWA Submission to the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee of the WA Legislative Assembly – April 2010 In this submission, ALSWA calls on the Western Australian Government to reform its approach to criminal justice by engaging in Justice Reinvestment initiatives aimed at reducing offending, rather than

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Future direction and role of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee

ALSWA Submission to the Commonwealth Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee – April 2010 This submission encourages the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee (‘the Committee’) to extend its role to specifically consider and address Australia’s international obligations in relation to the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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Indigenous Peoples and International Law

 Indigenous Peoples and International Law: Examples of Engagement and Guidance on Application in Australia   27 October 2010, Convention Centre, Melbourne WA National Community Legal Centre’s 2010 Conference ‘Breaking New Ground’   Presented by Ms Tammy Solonec, Managing Solicitor, Ms Seranie Gamble International Law and Human Rights

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Youth in Detention report and intervention

Intervention of the Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Australia at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – April 2010 This intervention and report concerns the alarmingly high and ever increasing rates of incarceration of Indigenous children and youth in Australia and around the world. It notes the legacy

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