Archive of posts tagged 'courts'
This submission to Sri Lanka’s Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms summarises views expressed by a group of 16 victims and witnesses of serious crimes allegedly committed during the Sri Lankan civil war who now reside in Australia.
This submission explains how documentation of evidence is vital in Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, and the key role that civil society can play in the documentation process.
Submission to the NSW Sentencing Council on the proposal for additional show cause offences in the Bail Act 2013 (NSW)December 10, 2014
This submission sets out PIAC’s opposition to proposals to extend the category of offences for which an alleged offender must ‘show cause’ why they should not be imprisoned to await trial. The inclusion of a category of offences for which … read more
PIAC’s submission to the Attorney General’s Department examines what types of disbursements should be covered by the Commonwealth’s new disbursements scheme, whether counsel’s fees should be considered a disbursement and whether in certain circumstances, legal representation costs should be covered. … read more
In this submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission (NSWLRC), PIAC argues that one of the most significant barriers to public interest litigation in Australia is costs, in particular, the risk of adverse costs. Public interest litigation promotes greater equity, … read more
This submission is made by the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service in response to the Consultation Paper prepared by the NSW Sentencing Council. HPLS is of the view that in the absence of comprehensive, flexible, well-resourced intermediate sentencing options, it is … read more
PIAC’s submission in response to the NSW Government’s draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010 welcomes the proposal for a comprehensive representative proceedings regime in the NSW Supreme Court modelled on the Federal Court regime. PIAC’s submission … read more
In November 2008, PIAC made a submission in response to the Attorney General’s Report, A Strategic Framework for Access to Justice in the Federal Civil Justice System. The Taskforce was established to undertake a review of the federal civil justice … read more
PIAC’s short submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into Australia’s Judicial System and the Role of Judges raises concerns about the increasing tendency to appoint judges on a temporary basis and states that judicial tenure is … read more