Suggest community law reform

Having read the criteria for projects and concluded that you have a suitable suggestion for a Community Law Reform Project, you can now tell us about it.

The form below is to help you properly outline your suggestion and for us to properly assess it. You don't have to answer all the questions or provide lengthy answers, but the questions are designed to give us a clear idea of what you are proposing. At the bottom of the form you may attach supporting information, statements and other documentation.

The Commission only takes on a new community law reform project once every year or two, so we can't respond to every suggestion. However, all suggestions give us valuable information on how the laws of Victoria affect ordinary citizens and may suggest further areas for review. Often we begin a project after receiving similar suggestions from a number of individuals or groups.   

If we take on your suggestion, our research will lead to a report and recommendations for the Attorney-General. The process started by you could have a significant effect on future laws.  

Your community law reform suggestion

1. What is the problem with the law that you think needs to be corrected?

2. The Commission can only recommend changes to Victorian laws. Is the law you think should be changed a Victorian law?

3. What aspect of the law does the problem relate to? For example, a specific piece of legislation, the process of the courts or how the law works in practice.

4. Who do you think is affected by this problem with the law? How are they affected?

5. Do you have any research about or evidence of the problem? Please detail it here, or attach any relevant documents below.

6. How do you think the law should be improved, updated or simplified to fix the problem? Please be as specific as you can in describing the change to the law that you would like to see happen.

7. Do you know if the legal change you are suggesting has been considered by the government, parliament or any other body in the recent past?

8. If you are a community group putting forward a law reform idea, how does your proposal meet the needs of people you represent? Please also tell us how you will keep people informed and involved if the law reform idea is accepted as a community law reform project by the Commission.

9. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.

We need your contact details to let you know about the progress of your suggestion. Your contact details are private and will not be used for any other purpose. For more information, please see the Commission's privacy statement. Please provide a phone number in the box below.

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