Family violence & Commonwealth laws e-news | February 2012

Issue 11 | 8 February 2012  View original format

Final Report now available!

We are very happy to announce that the Final Report for this Inquiry, Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws—Improving Legal Frameworks (ALRC 117, 2011), was tabled in Parliament yesterday and launched by the Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, today, and is now available to the public.

The ALRC’s two reports into Family Violence laws, the 2010 report, Family Violence – A National Legal Response (ALRC Report 114) and the report just tabled, together comprise 289 recommendations for reform. We believe these reports are a major contribution to the Australian Government’s agenda to improve the safety of all who experience family violence.

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Once again, the ALRC team would like to thank everybody who participated in this Inquiry— those who participated in our expert panels, took part in consultations, left comments on the blog, and made formal submissions. Community involvement is fundamental to our law reform processes and we do appreciate very much the time and thought that people have put into this process. Our report is a testament to that community participation.

Both the Report and Report Summary are now freely available to read or download at the ALRC website. A limited number of printed copies, and CD-ROMs, are available for purchase, also via the website.

As foreshadowed in the last e-news, we have also compiled a series of short information  sheets, designed to provide practical examples illustrating how our recommendations, if implemented by government, might affect various parts of our community:

This is the final e-news for the Family Violence and Commonwealth Laws Inquiry.  If you wish to keep informed about implementation of the ALRC’s recommendations, whether in relation to this Report or other ALRC inquiries, please subscribe to ALRC Brief.