Law reform

Redfern Legal Centre works to change unjust laws and policies that impact the communities we serve.

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RLC works to make positive changes to the law and the legal system in each of our specialised areas of practice. Our law reform work is informed by our clients' experience of the legal system, and follows priorities set out in our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Learn more about current law reform priorities and submissions undertaken by RLC.

Current focus areas

Girl crowd surfing at music festival

RLC and Slater and Gordon Lawyers have issued a class action proceeding for people who have been unlawfully searched by NSW Police at all music festivals in NSW since 22 July 2016.

Recent law reform submissions

Papers and submissions

RLC's submission discusses current and future housing needs including affordable social and Aboriginal housing, and Waterloo's social housing community through redevelopment and relocations.
Papers and submissions

RLC’s policy submission in response to the Interim Report to the Australian Government strongly supports the enshrinement of a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution. 

Media releases

Media releases

Latest NSW Police strip-search figures show that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people were still being subjected to strip searches, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and children disproportionately targeted.

Law reform news

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