VALS publishes research reports and authors’ submissions to government. VALS engages in policy analysis for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria and the broader community. You will find our recent publications below.

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2022

Nuther-mooyoop to the Yoorrook Justice Commission: Criminal Legal System – November 2022

Nuther-mooyoop to the Yoorrook Justice Commission: Child Protection – November 2022

Submission to the SAC Consultation on Reforming Adjourned Undertakings – October 2022

Disability Inclusion Bill – October 2022

National Principles on Coercive Control – October 2022

Submission to the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment – September 2022

Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ Inquiry into the 2022 Federal Election – August 2022

Submission to Victorian Suicide Prevention and Response Strategy – August 2022

Smart Justice for Young People Victorian Coalition Submission to the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment – August 2022

Submission to the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment including addendum – August 2022

Submission to the Inquiry on the Implementation of UNDRIP in Australia – June 2022

Supplementary submission to Victorian Anti-Racism Taskforce – June 2022

Submission to Inquiry into Children of Imprisoned Parents – May 2022

Submission to the Consultation on Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ Standards for Health Services in Australian Prisons – May 2022

Draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 – February 2022

VALS Submission on the National Anti-Racism Framework – February 2022

2021

Submission to the Prison Culture Review – December 2021

Submission on Victoria’s Anti-Racism Strategy – December 2021

Submission to the Disability Act Review – October 2021

Submission on the Crimes Amendment (Remissions of Sentences) Bill – September 2021

Submission to the Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System – September 2021

Submission to the inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria – September 2020

Submission to Mental Health and Wellbeing Act Consultation – August 2021

Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission Project: Improving the Response of the Justice System to Sexual Offences – March 2021

Department of Premier and Cabinet Consultation on Victorian Youth Strategy – January 2021

2020

Submission to Public Accounts and Estimates Committee Covid-19 Inquiry – September 2020

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Supplementary Submission – August 2020

Submission to the Sentencing Act Reform Project – April 2020

Submission to the Council of Attorney Generals Age of Criminal Responsibility Working Group – February 2020

Joint Submission to the Inquiry into Anti-Vilification Protections – 31 January 2020

2019

Submission to Commission for Children and Young People Enquiry – November 2019

Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Spent Convictions Scheme – July 2019

Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – July 2019

2017

Submission to the Inquiry into the External Oversight of Police Corruption and Misconduct in Victoria – September 2017