Submissions to Inquiries
Families Australia regularly provides submissions on family-related topics. Most submissions are in response to Australian Government and Parliamentary inquiries and consultations. At times, Families Australia also makes submissions to inquiries conducted at State or Territory government level.
Recent submissions can be viewed below.
In addition, Families Australia assisted the Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA) to prepare submissions to a range of inquiries between 2007 and 2015. These can be accessed on the AFA website.
Submissions can be filtered by the following categories:
Ending Family & Domestic Violence
Families Australia: submission to Australian Human Rights Children’s Commissioner’s examination of children affected by family and domestic violence
Children, regardless of age, are always affected if they live in an environment of anger, violence and fear. Family and domestic violence often results in break-up of the family unit and separation of children from other family members, their friends and familiar surroundings.
Families Australia: submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees’ Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia
Domestic violence is a major issue in Australian society covering a wide range of government policy areas and service systems, including health, mental health, housing, income support, child protection, education, and family support.