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. 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:



Valuing and Protecting Children

Families Australia: comments on The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse consultation paper on institutional responses to child sexual abuse in out-of-home care

Families Australia welcomes the Royal Commission’s focus on child sexual abuse in Out-of-Home Care and the opportunity to respond to the Consultation Paper: Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Out-of-Home Care. Our submission is supportive of the proposed solutions to address the problems identified within the con…

Families Australia: submission to the the Department of Social Services on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-20: Recommendations for the Third Action Plan 2015-18

This paper contains recommendations by Families Australia and the Steering Group of the Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia’s Children (the ‘NGO Coalition’) to assist discussions about the development of the Third Action Plan (2015-18) under the National Framework for Protecting Au…

Families Australia: submission to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee on the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

Cyber (Online) safety for children has been an ongoing focus of the National Framework with the Second Three-Year Action Plan, 2012-2015[1] including an action to develop and trial programs to prevent sexual abuse and keep children safe, including specific programs for remote Indigenous communities, such as the cyber smart outre…