Community sector and government engagement

We work together with the community sector and practitioners to incorporate their experience into our research and to collaborate on innovative projects. Currently we are working with non-government organisations in the areas of:

Community and government events

National Families Week Policy Forum, Strengthening families and Driving change by engaging the community to promote child aware approaches and reduce violence against children., 22 May 2015, Valerie Braithwaite.

Forum, Finding the Ways to Peace, Festival for Peace, 28 April - 2 May 2015, Hilary Charlesworth.

Judging in the International Court of Justice, Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT) Victoria, 7 May 2015, Hilary Charlesworth.

Panel Discussion: Equality in Faith, Gender, Gospel and Global Justice, 14 May 2015, Hilary Charlesworth.

National Schools Constitutional Convention, Checks and Balances: do we need an Australian Bill of Rights?, What rights, if any, should be protected by a bill of rights? Should some rights be given a higher priority than others? If they should be protected, how should that be best done?, 25 March 2015, Hilary Charlesworth.

The whaling case in the International Court of Justice: perspectives from the bench and bar table, Australian Academy of Law, 25 March 2015, Hilary Charlesworth.

Launch, Charter of rights and responsibilities for parents and family members with children in the care of child protection services in Australia, September 1 2014. Valerie Braithwaite, Sharynne Hamilton, Mary Ivec, Nathan Harris and Deb Cleland.

Workshop, for Safe Work Australia Building a Responsive Regulatory Framework, 1 February 2012, John and Valerie Braithwaite, and Elizabeth Bluff.

Committee submissions and appearances

Julie Ayling

Submission to Victorian Law Reform Commission on its consultation paper for its inquiry into Regulatory regimes preventing the infiltration of organised crime into lawful occupations and industries, August 2015. Read the submission.

Submission to the Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry, May 2015. Read the submission.

(with Rod Broadhurst) Submission to the South Australian Legislative Review Committee’s Inquiry into Criminal Intelligence, April 2011. Read the submission.

(with Rod Broadhurst) Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs’ review of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No.2) 2009, October 2009. Read the submission.

Elizabeth Bluff

Submission to Safe Work Australia in response to the Issues Paper and Consultation Regulation Impact Statement, Improving Model Work Health and Safety Laws, July 2014.

Submission to South Australian Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Inquiry into the Effectiveness of SafeWork SA, August 2012.

Valerie Braithwaite & Mary Ivec

Senate Standing Committee Inquiry into Out-Of-Home-Care, November 2014. Read the submission.

Julie Smith

Commonwealth Parliament, Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue Inquiry into the Tax Expenditures Statement (TES), July 2015. Read the submission.

Kyla Tienhaara

Costs and benefits of the proposed Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, 14 July, 2014. View the presentation. Read the submission.

Inquiry into the Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee April 2014. Read the submission.


Hilary Charlesworth

Australia member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

Neil Gunningham

Acting Chair of the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law (APEEL)

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