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Full Stop Australia develops submissions to government inquiries in every Australian jurisdiction to inform policy, practice and law reform impacting upon our clients' safety, justice and wellbeing.

In our consultation processes, we seek feedback from both our frontline trauma specialist counsellors and our clients who have expressed an interest in having their say on the systems and processes impacting upon their own safety.

We do this in partnership with our sector partners, such as the National Association of Services Against Sexual Assault, the National Women's Safety Alliance, the NSW Women's Alliance, and key state and territory based sexual, domestic and family violence peaks and services who are leading reform efforts in their respective jurisdictions.

Laura Henschke is our Legal and Policy Officer and leads the work on all our submissions. Her role is principally supported by the Pinnacle Foundation as a philanthropic grant in addition to community donations.

If you would like to discuss an issue of policy, practice or law reform, please do not hesitate to contact Laura on (02) 8585 0333 or by email at info@fullstop.org.au

Some of our submissions are subject to cabinet in confidence, but you can access copies of our public submissions below.

Submission on Family Violence Reforms Bill - 25 October 2021 (PDF 230k)

Submission on Queensland's Women's Strategy - 18 October 2021 (PDF 1MB)

Submission Review of Historical Sentencing Practices for Historical Offences - 29 July 2021 (PDF 907KB)

Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission on Consultation Paper 22: Open Justice: Court and tribunal information: access, disclosure and publication - 18 February 2021 (PDF 272KB)

Submission to NSW Parliament's Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control - 28 January 2021 (PDF 404KB)

Submission to Queensland's Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee's Inquiry into the Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) - 17 September 2020 (PDF 483KB)

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 - 21 August 2020 (PDF 954KB)

Submission to Queensland's Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee's review of the Criminal Code (Chocking in Domestic Settings) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2020 (Qld) - 10 July 2020 (PDF 2MB)

Second Submission to the Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into Australia's Family Law System - 23 December 2019 (PDF 532KB)

Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission's review of consent in relation to sexual offences - Draft Proposals - 18 November 2019 (PDF 4MB)

Submission to Queensland's Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee's review of the Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 - 8 October 2019 (PDF 1MB)

First Submission to the Joint Select Committee's Inquiry into Australia's Family Law System - 3 October 2019 (PDF 956KB)

Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission's review of the Committal Process in Victoria - 16 August 2019 (PDF 3MB)

Submission to Queensland's Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee's review of Weapons and Other Legislation (Firearms Offences) Amendment Bill 2019 - 16 August 2019 (PDF 914KB)

Submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 - 13 August 2019 (PDF 2MB)

Preliminary Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission's Open Justice Review - 13 June 2019 (PDF 571KB)

1 - Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - 28 February 2019 (PDF 253KB)

2 - Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - 28 February 2019, The Power to Prevent coalition (PDF 776KB)

Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission Review of Consent in Relation to Sexual Offences - 21 February 2019 (PDF 2MB)

Submission to NSW Sentencing Council review of sentencing for murder and manslaughter - 22 January 2019 (PDF 273KB)

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission in relation to their inquiry into the Family Law system - Discussion Paper - 29 November 2018 (PDF 842KB)

Submission to the Commonwealth Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in relation to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018 - 25 October 2018 (PDF 796KB)

Submission to the Commonwealth Senate Community Affairs References Committee in relation to the My Health Record system - 26 September 2018 (PDF 175KB)

Submission to the Commonwealth Senate Education and Employment Committees in relation to the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 - 25 September 2018 (PDF 293KB)

Submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety in relation to the Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018 - 14 September 2018 (PDF 262KB)

Submission to the QLD Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee in relation to the Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018 - 6 September 2018 (PDF 275KB)

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in response to the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 - 9 July 2018 (PDF 315KB)

Submission to the NSW Law Reform Commission Review of Consent in Relation to Sexual Offences - 29 June 2018 (PDF 2MB)

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law System - Issues Paper (IP 48) - 14 May 2018 (PDF 729KB)

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee in response to the Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017 - 7 February 2018 (PDF 356KB)