The Justice Project

The Justice Project


The Law Council is undertaking a comprehensive national review into the state of access to justice in Australia.

The Project is being overseen by an expert Steering Committee of eminent lawyers, jurists and academics, chaired by former High Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Robert French AC.

The Justice Project is focusing on justice barriers facing those with significant social and economic disadvantage, as well as identifying what is working to reduce those barriers.

It will look at the justice system from the people’s point of view and will culminate in a final report, following a literature review and consultation process.

The Justice Project aims to build the case for better justice strategies and law reform secured by appropriate funding.

The Justice Project has just released an overarching consultation paper and 13 issues papers relating to individual groups identified in the terms of reference. These groups have been identified as acutely disadvantaged, either socially or economically, by access to justice problems.

The Law Council is also taking the Project on the road visiting numerous rural, regional and metro locations Australia-wide to gather evidence in August and September.

We are now calling for submissions and stories from organisations and individuals that identify or work with the 13 identified priority groups.

We want to take the reporting of this crisis out of realm of numbers and into the realm of lived experience, and for this we need your help.

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