Constructed under the oversight of eminent lawyers, academics and jurists, a literature review has now been completed and an overarching consultation paper plus 13 issues papers have been released.
The below papers relate to the 13 groups identified in the terms of reference as facing significant social and economic disadvantage.
To adequately address injustices, we need to receive responses to the consultation papers from as many people and organisations as possible.
We are calling on the public, particularly those who identify or work with these priority groups, to get involved.
We want to identify systemic flaws, gaps in the system, but also highlight what is working well.
We are seeking both formal submissions from organisations as well as real stories from people affected.
Click here to Get Involved.
An accessible 'Easy Read' version of the consultation paper is also available here.
An audio version of each consultation paper is available. Where you see this icon , click to listen. A pop up box will appear, click the “listen button” on the left hand side.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Infographic related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Paper
If you find the material in these papers distressing and want to talk to someone, please phone Lifeline: 13 11 14 - or these other sites may be useful: Respect, Beyond Blue, Elder Abuse Helpline, MensLine Australia, Black Dog Institute, Kids Helpline.
If you need help finding a lawyer or want information about your legal rights, these legal assistance services might be helpful.