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Australia's national review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The submission to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in relation to Australia’s national review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing Declaration) was prepared by the Law Council of Australia. 

The Law Council is grateful for the assistance of its Family Law Section, the Law Society of New South Wales and the Law Society of South Australia in the preparation of this submission.

The Law Council takes this opportunity to outline some key priorities for government action, to assist in identifying areas of improvement, and to enable the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration. Where relevant, the Law Council draws upon its Justice Project Final Report findings.

The Justice Project was a comprehensive national review into the state of access to justice in Australia focusing on groups experiencing significant disadvantage, released in August 2018.

Relevant chapters include those on People experiencing Family Violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and People experiencing Economic Disadvantage

You can read the full submission below.

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