FVI e-newsletter – June 2010

Breaking news – extension granted for submissions to 25 June!

We are delighted to be able to tell you all that just today we have been granted an extension in the reporting date for the Family Violence inquiry, including a three-week extension for stakeholders to put in submissions. This is excellent news! The Attorney-General, the Hon Robert McClelland MP, appreciates how important this inquiry is, and how critical it is to capture the viewpoints of stakeholders. We have already received over 80 submissions and they are pouring in. Do keep them coming.

So, the new final date for receiving submissions is Friday 25 June 2010. If anyone has already submitted and now, given the extension, would like to add to their submissions, please send in a supplementary submission by the due date.

The ALRC and NSWLRC on the road

Since our last newsletter we had teams conducting consultations all over the country, in addition to consultations and forums in Sydney and regional NSW. In the first week of May, it was Perth for the ALRC. The second week of May, an ALRC team was in Hobart, then Melbourne. The NSWLRC has been to Wagga and other locations in NSW. Then it was Canberra for a combined team and to Mackay for the National Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 2010. And last week an ALRC team was in Darwin and Alice Springs for a packed three days of meetings. We want to take this opportunity to thank all those individuals and organisations who have facilitated these consultation meetings and who have so generously spent time with us to talk through the very complex issues we are dealing with.