Law Reform

The Women's Law Centre is committed to advocating for social change through law and legal policy reform in the interests of women. WLC has a particular focus on achieving reform in the areas of women's equality and access to justice.

We lobby for reform of the law itself as well as reform to the administration of the law. We also undertake law reform work to resist changes to the law or legal policy that may negatively impact on women, particularly those women most disadvantaged in their access to justice.

A table of our policy and law reform projects can be viewed below:

Date
Author
Submission
March 2014 WLSA ALRC - Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities: http://www.wlsa.org.au/uploads/submission-resources/ALRC_Inquiry_barriers_to_justice.pdf
Feb 2014 DVLWN Submission to Law Reform Commission of WA: Enhancing Family and Domestic Violence Laws 
Feb 2014 WLSA Productivity Commission - Access to Justice Arrangements Inquiry: http://www.wlsa.org.au/submissions/productivity_commission_-_access_to_justice_arrangements_inquiry/
Feb 2014 WLSA National Centre of Excellence - Research Agenda: http://www.wlsa.org.au/submissions/national_centre_of_excellence_-_research_agenda/
Feb 2014 NACLC ALRC Equality Capacity and Disability Submission: http://www.naclc.org.au/resources/Submission%20-%20ALRC%20Equality,%20Capacity%20and%20Disability%20in%20Comm.pdf 
June 2015 DVLWN Integrated model to address FDV in the courts
Feb 2016 WLCWA Out of Home Care Reforms 2016
Feb 2016 Djinda Out of Home Care Reforms 2016