Inquiries & Submissions

Civil Voices: Researching not-for-profit advocacy in Australia

Closing date: September 22, 2017

This survey seeks to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing not-for-profit organisations in Australia that contribute to advocacy and public policy debate. The findings of this research, being carried out by academics at the University of Melbourne, will be used by Pro Bono Australia in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Centre to stimulate … Continued

General issues around the implementation and performance of the NDIS

The committee is seeking submissions and information from participants, their carers and family members, as well as service providers and registered plan management providers on the implementation and operation of the NDIS. The committee wants to understand the process that people with disability go through to become Scheme participants, and how they have received and used their package of supports. No end date has yet been provided however a public hearing is scheduled for Melbourne on 19 September 2017.

Family Violence and Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing how victims of family violence can be assisted through the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. It can be hard for victims of family violence to access assistance, due to lack of awareness and barriers to eligibility. The Commission is looking at ways to make things easier.