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In July 2018, a review commenced in accordance with section 4 of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (TA Act). It considered the operation of the amendments made by the TA Act to the Tribunal. The terms of reference sets out what the review shall consider.
This Framework sets out the approach of the Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) to achieving compliance across the Commonwealth with the Legal Services Directions 2017. This includes compliance activities, the principles that guide OLSC’s actions and how OLSC prioritises its compliance activities.
These guidelines deal with making grants of financial assistance to parties to particular legal actions.
Guidance notes to help agencies comply with their obligations under the Legal Services Directions 2017.
In 2018, submissions were received in response to the discussion paper and were considered as part of the Review of financial hardship arrangements.
In June 2018, a discussion paper was released seeking public submissions on key issues relevant to the Review of financial hardship arrangements, and how they interact with the consumer credit reporting framework.
In February 2018, submissions were received responding to the questions raised in the Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 options paper.
In 2017, the Proposed reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) options paper was released for public consultation.
The findings and recommendations of this report drew upon the expertise and experience of a diverse and highly engaged group of stakeholders. It makes a number of wide ranging recommendations for improvements to the Commonwealth legal services framework.
The 'Report on the Operation of the Sunsetting Provisions in the Legislation Act 2003' was tabled in the House of Representatives on 23 October 2017 and in the Senate on 13 November 2017.
These submissions were received in response to Review of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993. The authors have provided their consent for their submission to be made public.
Review of the Operation of the Sunsetting Provisions in the Legislation Act 2003 - Consultation paper
On 30 May 2017, a consultation paper was released and directly invited government and non-government stakeholders to comment. Submissions were welcomed from other interested organisations and individuals.
Review of whether there should be exceptions to the prohibition on civil litigant access to retained telecommunications data
In 2017, the review outcomes were published into whether regulations should be made to create exceptions to the prohibition on civil litigants accessing telecommunications data retained solely for the purpose of the mandatory data retention scheme.
In 2017, the - Access to retained data in civil proceedings - consultation paper was released. The review considered whether data retained solely for the purposes of the data retention scheme should be available for use in the civil justice system, and if so, in what circumstances.
The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Attorney-General's Department received submissions in response to the public discussion paper from 262 individuals and organisations.
Terms of Reference – ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
On , 9 February 2017, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia, referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission an inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prisons as outlined in these terms of reference.
Submissions received for the Terms of reference for the ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
In 2017, submissions were received in response to the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
On 29 April 2016, the release of the Australian Government's response to the Productivity Commission's Report into Access to Justice Arrangements was announced. The report considers a number of significant areas in the civil justice system at both the Commonwealth, and the state and territory level.
Issues Paper Two was open for submissions until 14 March 2016 and sought submissions on models for the provision of Commonwealth legal services, the role and structure of in-house legal services, and coordination and collaboration.
Issues Paper One was open for submissions until 11 December 2015 and sought submissions on overarching issues of relevance to the review, the role of external legal services providers in the Commonwealth legal services market and options for improving procurement of external legal services.