Working for Change
RLC works to make positive change in laws and the legal system in each of its specialist areas of law. RLC's work in this area is based on our clients' experience in interacting with the legal system.
RLC has signed a joint statement alongside 60 groups and individuals calling on the federal government to implement the remaining recommendations of the landmark Repect@Work report before the next federal election.
Submission: Response to the draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032
The Economic Abuse Reference Group (EARG) made a submission to the draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032. Redfern Legal Centre coordinates the NSW chapter of EARG.
A coalition of 33 legal and civil society organisations, including RLC, have signed an open letter calling for an immediate pause on enforcement action of COVID fines over the holiday period.
Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Redfern Legal Centre have made a joint submission to the final round of consultation on the review of the Life Insurance Code of Practice (Life Insurance Code).
Over 100 prominent members of the legal, academic and political profession have endorsed an open letter addressed to the NSW Premier, calling on the NSW Government to revoke wrongly issued COVID-19 fines.
RLC is calling on the NSW Government to revoke all COVID-19 fines that have been wrongfully issued by NSW Police to people undertaking lawful recreation.
RLC and Kingsford Legal Centre and have made a joint submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security, calling for reforms to increase access to secure employment, and ensure that all workers receive strong legal protections, regardless of the nature of their employment.
RLC’s policy submission strongly supports the enshrinement of a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution.
In February, the Economic Reference Group NSW (EARG NSW) made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control’s inquiry into coercive control in domestic relationships.
RLC has joined more than 40 tenants’ advocacy groups and NGOs, in calling for greater protections for renters following the expiration of the moratorium on evictions in NSW.
On 26 February EARG representatives including RLC appeared before the Economics Legislation Committee to discuss the impact of the reforms for victim-survivors of economic abuse.
RLC has made submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s consumer credit framework in response to the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020.
For more key issues, see our Working For Change archive
Read more about our work, to make positive changes in laws and the legal system, under each of our services here.
28 September 2021 Joint submission: Life Insurance Code final round of consultation
21 April 2021 Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security (RLC and Kingsford Legal Centre)
22 February 2021 Coercive control in domestic relationships
20 November 2020 Treasury consultation: Consumer Credit Reforms
31 January 2020 Religious Freedom Reforms – second exposure draft
1 April 2019 #MeToo: Legal Responses to Sexual Harassment at Work
15 February 2019 Submission: Review of the early release of superannuation benefits
RLC In Hansard
13 September 2021 Select Committee on Temporary Migration (Chapter 6)
25 February 2021 National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (second reading)
18 November 2020 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Coercive and Controlling Behaviour) Bill 2020 (Second reading speech, Ms Abigail Boyd, MLC)
14 November 2019 Alex Greenwich on the impact of community legal centres (Private Members' Statements)
26 September 2018 Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 – Second Reading
12 September 2018 Modern Slavery Bill 2018 – Second Reading