Submissions

2021

September 2021 Letter to Attorney-General, Shane Rattenbury MLA, and Minister for Corrections, Mick Gentleman MLA, on the need to reduce custody numbers at AMC to manage COVID-19 risks (PDF 260KB) (Word 99KB)

September 2021 – Open letter calling for the COVID-19 Select Committee to be re-convened to provide scrutiny of emergency responses (PDF 195KB Word 104KB)

September 2021 – HRC Position Paper on Vaccine Passports (PDF 160KB Word 885KB)

September 2021 – HRC letter to Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, on the need for human rights statements for public health directions (PDF 281 KB  Word 96 KB)

August 2021 – HRC submission to ACT Government consultation on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility (PDF 625 KB   Word 191 KB)

June 2021 – Follow up HRC letter to Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne MLA, and Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, raising continuing concerns about use of data collected by the Check In CBR app (PDF 228 kb   Word 94 kb)

May 2021 – HRC submission to Review of Mental Health (Secure Facilities) Act 2016 – Cover letter (PDF 330 kb) and table (PDF 267 kb)

March 2021 – Initial HRC letter to Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne MLA, and Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, raising concerns about mandating use of the Check In CBR app (PDF 251 kb Word 92 kb)

2020

July 2020 – HRC letter to Scrutiny Committee re Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Bill 2020 (PDF 212KB) (Word 84KB)

June 2020 – HRC Letter to JACS (Legislative Scrutiny) Standing Committee – Public Health Amendment Bill 2020 (PDF 284KB)

May 2020 – HRC submission to the Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response (PDF) (Link to external site)

April 2020 – HRC submission – Review of Mental Health (Secure Facilities) ACT 2016 (PDF 203KB) (Word 94KB)

March 2020 – HRC Letter to JACS (Legislative Scrutiny) Standing Committee – Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2020 (PDF 327KB) (Word 108KB)

March 2020 – Joint open letter to Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith on external review for child protection decision-making in the ACT (PDF) (Word) 

February 2020 – HRC submission – Inquiry in the form of an evaluation of current ACT Policing arrangements (PDF) (Link to external site)

February 2020 – HRC submission to CAG Age of Criminal Responsibility Working Group Review (PDF) (Word)

January 2020 – HRC submission -Inquiry into Human Rights (Workers Rights) Amendment Bill 2019 (PDF) (Link to external site)

January 2020 – HRC Submission to public consultation on second exposure draft of Religious Discrimination Bill (Cth) (PDF) (Word)

January 2020 – HRC Submission to Discussion Paper on ‘A proposed response to elder abuse in the ACT’ (PDF) (Word)

2019

November 2019 – HRC Submission to Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights (PDF) (Word)

November 2019 – HRC Submission to Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act (PDF) (Word)

October 2019 – HRC submission – Independent review of legislative provisions designed to target organised criminal activity (PDF) (Word)

October 2019 – HRC submission – Inquiry into Child and Youth Protection Services – Part Two – Information Sharing under the Care and Protection System (PDF) (Word)

October 2019 – Submission to public consultation on Commonwealth Religious Freedom Bills (PDF) (Word)

June 2019 – Submission to Review of Child Protection Decisions in the ACT (PDF 694KB) (Word 200KB)

June 2019 – Submission to the Review of Mental Health Orders and Forensic Mental Health Orders under the Mental Health Act 2015 (PDF 376 KB) (Word 99KB)

March 2019 – Submission to exposure draft of the Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (PDF 424KB), (Word 86KB)

March 2019 – Submission to the Discussion Paper ‘Dispensing with Consent’ (PDF 749KB) (Word 118KB)

2018

February 2018 – HRC submission to the Expert Panel on the Religious Freedom Review (PDF) (WORD)

May 2018 – Legislative Assembly Review of Standing Orders: HRC Submission (PDF) (link to external site)

April 2018 – Legislative Assembly Select Committee on End of Life Choices: HRC Submission (PDF) (link to external site)

September 2018 – Legislative Assembly Inquiry into an Independent Integrity Commission 2018 (link to external site)

2017

November 2017 – HRC letter Crimes (Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Regulation 2017 (PDF 145KB) (Word 82KB)

September 2017 – Restorative Cities: HRC Response to the ACT Law Reform Council’s Issues Paper

October 2017 – HRC Submission DFV Inquiry October 2017 (PDF) (Word)

October 2017 – HRC response_Drug and Alcohol Court Consultation Paper (PDF) (WORD)

September 2017 – HRC response_LRAC Restorative Cities Issues Paper (PDF) (Word)

July 2017 – Submission : How the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture Should be Implemented in the ACT

July 2017 – Getting it wrong on rights

July 2017 – Submission: HRC response_AHRC OPCAT Consultation Paper (PDF) (Word)

2016

June 2016 – Submission to JACS Directorate Consorting Laws Discussion Paper

2015

October 2015 – Priceless: The Right to Education

August 2015 – Submission on Exposure Draft: Health (Patient Privacy) Amendment Bill 2015 (PDF) , (Word)

July 2015 – Submission to ACT Law Reform Advisory Council Reform of guardianship arrangements for adult people

June 2015 – Amicus Submission: Wang v ACT Health

May 2015 – Submission to Consultation paper about the proposal for a National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguarding framework

March 2015 – Secure Mental Health Unit Model of Care

2014

May 2014 – Proposed Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975