Recent submissions by NSWCCL
30 April 2013
Our committee and sub-committees
have been hard at work over the last few months, putting in submissions on a range of very important
Read our latest submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013
and find out more about this inquiry on
the committee's website.
Another recent submission to the same committee relates to the impact of federal court fee increases since 2010 on access to justice in Australia. Find out
more about this inquiry here.
Want to be involved? As a member of NSWCCL, you can participate in the sub-committees where this work is done. Check out our current sub-committees to see what areas might interest you. Click here to see our full list of submissions.
NSWCCL gives evidence at inquiry into racial vilification
9 April 2013
As reported by ABC
news, members of NSWCCL recently appeared before
the New South Wales Legislative Council Standing
Committee on Law and Justice to give evidence relating
to the inquiry into racial vilification law in NSW.
Secretary Stephen Blanks called for reform of the laws, stating that the bar for prosecutions has been set too high, as shown by the
absence of any prosecutions.
NSWCCL believes that the sections under review
have failed to legitimately criminalise serious
racial vilification. Further, it is possible to
reform the legislation to be more effective, whilst
also maintaining the right to free speech.
You can read our full submission
and find out more about the inquiry on the NSW Parliament website.
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