We have updated our position paper and submission writing kit to assist others in making submissions to the Senate Committee inquiry into the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011. Submissions are due on 29 April 2011.
The position paper includes information about the Bill as well as some of our suggestions for how the Bill could be improved to better protect women and children from family violence in the family law system.
The submission writing kit includes some background about the inquiry and how to engage, as well as a template letter that can be used in developing your own submission.
Both updates are based on the papers that we released in December 2010 to assist individuals and organisations engage in the consultation on the Exposure Draft Bill. They reflect the differences between the Exposure Draft Bill and the Bill that was introduced into Parliament on 24 March 2011. If you made a submission on the Exposure Draft Bill, you still need to make another submission to the Senate Committee as they will not receive your earlier submission.
Have fun writing!