Equality before the Law: Justice for Women (ALRC Report 69 Part 1)

ALRC Report 69 (Part 1) was tabled on 25 July 1994. Part I contains further discussion and recommendations about access to justice and violence.

The ALRC found the legal system itself is a factor in the subordination of women. Equality before the Law: Justice for Women argued that the legal system sanctions and perpetuates means by which men keep women in an unequal position, thereby failing to deal effectively with violence perpetuated by men on women.

The Report concluded that, ideally, all federal Acts, regulations, policies and programs would be analysed to determine their adequacy as a response to the prevalence of violence against women in Australia.

View ALRC Report 69 (Part 1) in HTMLon the AustLII website.