Submissions

Submission to Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 - February 2012

NSWCCL supports the passage of the Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012. In removing mandatory minimum sentencing provisions in relation to certain people smuggling offences, the Bill redresses a situation which has been incompatible with long held principles of justice which are the foundation of our system of jurisprudence.

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Submission on issues paper: A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy (Issues Paper) - November 2011

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (CCL) applauds the Government’s reactivation of the discussion on the obvious and pressing need for more effective protections for personal privacy in Australia. The current Issues Paper is sensibly drawn from the findings of the three LRC reviews and largely directs our attention to the matters of detail that need to be resolved to allow legislation to be drafted and enacted.

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Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission concerning its Discussion Paper, released as part of its inquiry into the national classification scheme - November 2011

The purposes of classification have been to determine under what circumstances material may be read, seen or heard, and to give advice as to who should be allowed to experience it. Where classification is refused, the effect is censorship.

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Submission on Australia’s Fifth Report under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) - November 2011

NSWCCL endorses the proposed actions contained in the CAT report, and additionally calls for special attention on the issues of the treatment of incarcerated persons with mental illness/cognitive impairment and the effects of long term immigration detention.

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Submission to the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (the panel) - October 2011


Submission in relation to the Inquiry into Australia’s Immigration Detention Network - October 2011


Submission to the Department of Health and Aging concerning the exposure draft legislation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System (PCEHRS) - October 2011


Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s agreement with Malaysia in relation to asylum seekers - September 2011


Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission's review on the law of bail - July 2011


Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's review of the national classification scheme - July 2011