Published on 19 August 2011.

This Discussion Paper Summary provides an overview of the policy framework and the proposals and questions contained in the full Discussion Paper.

The full Discussion Paper, Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws (DP 76), sets out in detail the issues raised by the Terms of Reference, the research behind the proposals and questions and a thorough analysis and discussion of stakeholder views and the ALRC’s views to date.

This document is designed specifically with stakeholders in mind, acknowledging the substantial involvement of many in the Inquiry to date, and the familiarity with the issues as set out in the four Issues Papers released in February and March 2011 and subsequent round of consultations. It provides the essential minimum for easy access to the ALRC’s thinking at this stage in the Inquiry, produced for stakeholders with considerable understanding of the various issues in focus in the particular areas under review.

The closing date for submissions was Friday 30 September 2011.