Submissions

Our submissions on policy and law reform relating to issues affecting children and young people.

Our key submissions are listed below in reverse chronological order. Please note that we regularly make submissions in relation to draft legislation that are Cabinet in Confidence and that we are unable to publish.

Date Organisation  Topic 
15 July 2019 Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System (PDF 792 KB)

27 March 2019 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Royal Commission into Violence, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (PDF 481 KB)

13 March 2019 Corrections Victoria Corrections Regulations 2019
5 March 2019 Productivity Commission Submission to Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Menatl Health (PDF 235 KB)
17 January 2019 Department of Premier and Cabinet Submission on the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health (PDF 1.1 MB)
10 January 2019 Department of Home Affairs National Public Register of Child Sex Offenders (PDF 631 KB)
26 November 2018 Department of Education and Training Review of restraint and seclusion policy 
21 September 2018 Australian Human Rights Commission Submission to second AHRC consultation on OPCAT (PDF 2.7 MB)
10 July 2018 Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee
Youth justice – unlawful association legislation (PDF 2.54 MB)

18 June 2018 Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Review of the prosecution and sentencing of children for Commonwealth terrorist offences (PDF 903 KB)
21 May 2018 Scrutiny of Acts and Legislation Committee Preventative detention (PDF 104 KB)
16 March 2018 Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Submission to review of Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act (PDF 284 KB)
28 July 2017 Australian Human Rights Commission
Submission to first AHRC consultation on OPCAT (PDF 216 KB)

2 May 2017  Joint Standing Committee on Migration
Inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes (PDF 3 MB)


20 January 2017
Department of Education and Training
Education and Training Reforms Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF  2 MB)
20 January 2017 Victorian Ombudsman
Investigation into expulsions of students from Victorian public schools (PDF 1.8 MB)

16 January 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission
Inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians (PDF 91 KB)

31 October 2016

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Criminal Justice (PDF 6.2 MB)
29 September 2016
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Forced Marriage (PDF 186 KB)
23 September 2016 Victorian Law Reform Commission Review of the Adoption Act 1984 (PDF - 713 KB)
4 July 2016  National Children's Commissioner
Review of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) in the context of youth justice centres (PDF 4.7 MB)

27 June 2016 Department of Education and Training
Education and training reform regulations  (PDF 5 MB)

11 May 2016

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 

Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts (PDF 1.5 MB)
15 April 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  Institutional responses to child sexual abuse in out-of-home-care (PDF 4.3 MB)
26 April 2016 Family and Community Development Committee Inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF 1.4 MB)
 21 March 2016 Department of Education and Training LOOKOUT Education Support Centres (2.6 MB)
10 March 2016  Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the internet (PDF 2 MB)
28 January 2016 Attorney-General's Department  Equivalency of standards for expatriate adoption (1 MB)