Law Reform

Legal Aid ACT is obliged to make law reform recommendations under the Legal Aid Act 1977. As part of our mission to provide access to justice, law reform allows us to achieve foundational change to bring about improved outcomes for our clients and the ACT community. We draw on our unique experience assisting disadvantaged clients to inform our recommendations for positive reform.

Many of the submissions we make are kept confidential, but you can view non-confidential submissions here.

2016 Submissions

  • Tort of Privacy, Submission to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, January 2016.
  • A Reportable Conduct Scheme for the ACT, Comments on Discussion Paper to Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, March 2016.
  • Systems Level Responses to Family Violence in the ACT, Response to the Glanfield Inquiry, April 2016. Final report can be found here. Legal Aid ACT response to the Glanfield inquiry can be found here.
  • Protecting the Rights of Older Australians from Abuse, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper on Elder Abuse, August 2016.