Suggest areas for reform
Members of the community and community organisations are invited to contact the Law Reform Commission and make suggestions about areas of the law that they think need to be changed.
You don't have to wait for the Commission or Attorney General to come up with an idea for law reform. Community groups and people working in the law are often best placed to suggest areas which need law reform.
If you have an idea for law reform, the Commission can:
- suggest to the Attorney General that the matter be referred to the Commission for research and community consultation; or
- research and make recommendations to the government if the law reform idea involves minor changes.
The Commission generally does not consider suggestions that are:
- too complex for the resources available
- already being reviewed by the Department of the Attorney General or some other government department or agency,
- likely to involve contentious policy issues, or a range of economic, social or other matters outside the range of law reform, and
- otherwise unsuitable; for example, where the matter falls within an area of Commonwealth responsibility.
[Make a suggestion on law reform]
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