As part of its commitment in its National Strategic Plan, the Law Council will develop policy positions and recommendations to government about how technology be used, and/or ought to be adjusted, to improve access to justice in RRR areas. This might include:
- What temporary COVID 19-related remote access working regulations and/or measures (including online courts and filing) ought to be made permanent, at both a federal and state and territory level;
- Whether these temporary regulations and/or measures require amendments before becoming permanent – for example, to include additional protections for vulnerable or digitally excluded Australians; and
- Recommendations to government about providing better access to technologies, including internet, to RRR areas to avoid the digital exclusion of vulnerable Australian and/or communities.
In developing the above mentioned policy positions, the Law Council will liaise with the Law Council’s Constituent Bodies, Advisory Committees, Sections and Working Groups which have already commenced work in this area, to coordinate projects and efforts; and advocate for the agreed policy positions, including by liaising with the government and relevant stakeholders.
This webpage will be updated periodically to reflect the Law Council’s work in this space as it is developed and implemented.