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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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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Child Protection Permanency Planning Policy Consultation

ALSWA provided this submission to the WA Department of Child Protection (DCP) to provide substantive practical considerations and feedback on DCP’s draft Permanency Planning Policy. In the submission, ALSWA welcomed the development of the Permanency Planning Policy whilst noting the importance of effective implementation which would require

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The Doctrine of Discovery

19 November 2010, University of New South Wales National Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Conference Presented by Ms. Tammy Solonec, Managing Solicitor Law and Advocacy Unit, Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) and Mr Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA).    The Indigenous

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Intervention on the Right to Participate in Decision-Making

ALSWA drafted and delivered the Joint Intervention by the Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Australia during the Third Session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva in July 2010 on Agenda Item 3: ‘The Right to Participate in Decision-Making’. The

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