Inclusive Juries – Access for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind or Have Low Vision

Project Status:

Submissions closed

Start Date:

12/03/2020

Tabled in Parliament Date:

N/A

Reference

The Commission is considering what changes to legislation and practices should be made to enhance access for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision who wish to serve as jurors in Victoria.

Submissions to this law reform inquiry have closed, but if you would like to discuss the possibility of a late contribution, please contact team leader Emma Cashen at juries@lawreform.vic.gov.au.

Read about the issues in the consultation paper – see the links below. Questions to guide submission writing are included in the consultation paper.

Download the consultation paper.

If you would like to receive updates on this inquiry, and/or participate in the consultation process, please send us your details via the form on the Contact Us page.

Listen to our podcast

Listen to the latest episode of ‘Old Law, New Law’ – an interview with Professor Ron McCallum AO on why jury service needs to be more accessible and inclusive. Transcript

We joined Vision Australia for an episode of their podcast ‘Talking Vision’ to discuss the Inclusive Juries inquiry.

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Inclusive Juries - Access for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is considering what changes to the law should be made to help people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have low vision who wish to serve as jurors in Victoria.

Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament