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.

Submissions can be filtered by the following categories:



Valuing and Protecting Children

Families Australia: submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse of Issues Paper three regarding Child Safe Institutions

We argue four propositions: first, a comprehensive nationally-consistent approach to child safe organisations should be fully implemented at the earliest possible time; second, such an approach should include a rigorous accountability and monitoring regime; third, adequate supports should be provided to organisations in developi…

Families Australia: submission to the Australian Government on the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Families Australia considers that the Royal Commission should:
Define ‘child abuse’ as broadly as possible. The prime focus should be on child sexual abuse, but should also take into account other forms of abuse perpetrated, and currently being perpetrated, against children, including psychological, emotional and physical ab…