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Submissions to OPCAT in Australia Consultation 2017

Rights Rights and Freedoms
Friday 4 August, 2017

Submissions - OPCAT Civil Society Consultation

Submissions received by the Australian Human Rights Commission in response to the guideline questions its OPCAT in Australia Consultation Paper (2017) available here. You can follow the progress of our consultations at our OPCAT Consultation Page.

Submissions from organisations and individuals

Where a submission is not available it is either confidential or its confidentiality is pending. Where possible word and pdf versions have been made available to increase accessibility. 

  1. Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission (01. NT Anti-Discrimination Commission Sub 22 June 2017.pdf)
  2. Confidential
  3. Dr Niall McLaren, Psychiatrist ( 03. Dr Niall McLaren Sub 16 July 2017.doc)
  4. Victorian Legal Aid ( )
  5. Arthur Marcel ( )
  6. Advocacy for Inclusion ( )
  7. Mental Health Commission of NSW ( )
  8. Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. ( )
  9. Queensland Advocacy Incorporated ( )
  10. Royal Australian College of Physicians ( )
  11. Alzheimer's Australia (11. Alzheimer's Australia Sub 21 July 2017.pdf  11. Alzheimer's Australia Sub 21 July 2017.docx)
  12. Mental Health Advocacy Service (WA) (12. Mental Health Advocacy Service (WA) Sub 21 July 2017.pdf)
  13. ACT Human Rights Commission ( )
  14. Office of the Public Advocate ( )
  15. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) ( )
  16. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) ( )
  17. Justice Action (
  18. Refugee Council of Australia ( )
  19. Being ( )
  20. Confidential
  21. Criminal Lawyers Assocation of the Northern Territory (CLANT) ( )
  22. Confidential
  23. Ms Initially No (23. Ms Initially NO Sub 21 July 2017.pdf  23. Ms Initially NO Sub 21 July 2017.docx)
  24. Glenn Floyd (24. Glenn Floyd Sub 21 July 2017.pdf
  25. Johnnybe Realgood ( )
  26. Association for the Prevention of Torture ( )
  27. Law Council of Australia ( )
  28. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission ( )
  29. National Mental Health Commission (29.NHMC Sub 26 July 2017.pdf
  30. Victorian Ombudsman (30. Victorian Ombudsman sub 26 July 2017.pdf)
  31. Public Health Association of Australia ( )
  32. The Australian Psychological Society Limited ( )
  33. NSW Ombudsman (33. NSW Ombudsman Sub 24 July 2017.pdf)
  34. Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria) (34. CCYP Victoria Sub 28 July 2017.pdf)
  35. ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) (35. ACTCOSS Sub 28 July 2017.pdf)
  36. Office of the Public Guardian (QLD) (36. OPG (QLD) Sub 28 July 2017.pdf)
  37. Queensland Family & Child Commission (QFCC) (37.QFCC Sub 28 July 2017.pdf 37. QFCC Sub 28 July 2017.docx)
  38. Disabled People’s Organisations Australia & People with Disability Australia 
  39. Liberty Victoria (39. Liberty Victoria Sub 28 July 2017.pdf)
  40. Professor Bronwyn Naylor, RMIT (  )
  41. Australian Child Rights Taskforce (41. Australian Child Rights Taskforce Sub 28 July 2017.pdf)
  42. Sisters Inside ( )
  43. Asylum Seekers Resource Centre ( )
  44. Australia OPCAT Network ( )
  45. North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)( 45. NAAJA Sub 31 July 2017.pdf)
  46. Jesuit Social Services (
  47. National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) ( )
  48. Legal Aid New South Wales (48. Legal Aid NSW Sub 2 August 2017.pdf)