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Submissions: OPCAT Civil Society Consultation

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Thursday 3 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.

Submissions from organisations and individuals

Where a submission is not available it is either confidential or its confidentiality is pending.

  1. Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission  ( )
  2. Confidential
  3. Dr Niall McLaren, Psychiatrist (PDF icon03. Dr Niall McLaren OPCAT Sub (16 July 2017).pdf Microsoft Office document icon03. Dr Niall McLaren OPCAT Sub (16 July 2017).doc)
  4. Victorial Legal Aid (PDF icon04. Victorian Legal Aid OPCAT Sub 18 July 2017.pdf)
  5. Arthur Marcel (PDF icon05. Arthur Marcel OPCAT Sub - Thuggery at the RBH 18 July 2017.pdf)
  6. Advocacy for Inclusion (PDF icon06. Advocacy for Inclusion OPCAT sub 19 July 2017.pdf File06. Advocacy for Inclusion OPCAT sub (19 July 2017).docx)
  7. Mental Health Commission of NSW (PDF icon07. Mental Health Commission of NSW OPCAT Sub 19 July 2017.pdf)
  8. Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. (PDF icon08. TCLS OPCAT Submission 19 July 2017.pdfFile08. TCLS OPCAT Submission (19 July 2017).docx)
  9. Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (PDF icon09. QAI OPCAT submission 19 July 2017.pdf)
  10. Royal Australian College of Physicians (PDF icon10. RACP Submission (20 July 2017).pdf)
  11. Alzheimer's Australia (PDF icon11. Alzheimer's Australia OPCAT Sub 21 July 2017.pdf File11. Alzheimer's Australia OPCAT Sub 21 July 2017.docx
  12. Mental Health Advocacy Service (WA) (PDF icon12. Mental Health Advocacy Service (WA) (21 July 2017).pdf)
  13. ACT Human Rights Commission (PDF icon13. ACT Human Rights Commission Submission 21 July 2017.pdf)
  14. Office of the Public Advocate (PDF icon14. Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) submission 21 July 2017.pdf)
  15. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) (PDF icon15. PIAC Submission 21 July 2017.pdf File15. PIAC Sub to AHRC re OPCAT in Australia 21 July 2017.docx)
  16. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) (PDF icon16. Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) Submission 21 July 2017.pdf)
  17. Justice Action (PDF icon17. Justice Action submission 21 July 2017.pdf
  18. Refugee Council of Australia (PDF icon18. Refugee Council of Australia Submission 21 July 2017.pdf)
  19. Being (PDF icon19. Being Submission 21 July 2017.pdf)
  20. Confidential
  21. Criminal Lawyers Assocation of the Northern Territory (CLANT) (PDF icon21. CLANT Submission 21 July 2017 including attachments.pdf)
  22. Confidential
  23. Ms Initially No (PDF icon23. Ms Initially NO Submission (21 July 2017).pdf File23. Ms Initially NO Submission (21 July 2017).docx
  24. Glenn Floyd (PDF icon24. Glenn Floyd Submission (21 July 2017).pdf)
  25. Johnnybe Realgood (PDF icon25. Submission from Johnnybe Realgood 22 July 2017.pdf)
  26. Association for the Prevention of Torture (PDF icon26. Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) Submission (25 July 2017).pdf File26. Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) Submission (25 July 2017).docx)
  27. Law Council of Australia (PDF icon27. Law Council of Australia Submission 26 July 2017.pdf)
  28. Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (PDF icon28. VREOC Submission 26 July 2017.pdf)
  29. National Mental Health Commission (PDF icon29. National Mental Health Commission (NHMC) Submission (26 July 2017).pdf
  30. Victorian Ombudsman (PDF icon30. Victorian Ombudsman submission 26 July 2017.pdf)
  31. Public Health Association of Australia (PDF icon31. Public Health Association Australia PHAA submission 27 July 2017.pdf)
  32. The Australian Psychological Society Limited (PDF icon32. Australian Psychological Society (APS) Submission (27 July 2017).pdf)
  33. NSW Ombudsman
  34. Commission for Children and Young People (Victoria)
  35. ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) ( PDF icon35. ACTCOSS Submission 28 July 2017 with attachments included.pdf)
  36. Office of the Public Guardian (QLD)
  37. Queensland Family & Child Commission
  38. Disabled People’s Organisations Australia and People with Disability Australia
  39. Liberty Victoria (PDF icon39. Liberty Victoria Submission 28 July 2017.pdf)
  40. Professor Bronwyn Naylor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  41. Australian Child Rights Taskforce
  42. Sisters Inside (PDF icon42. Sisters Inside Submission 28 July 2017.pdf File42. Sisters Inside Submission 28 July 2017.docx)
  43. Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (PDF icon43. Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) Submission 28 July 2017 (redacted for publication).pdf File43. Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC) Submission 28 July 2017 (redacted).docx)
  44. Australia OPCAT Network (PDF icon44. Australia OPCAT Network Submission 31 July 2017.pdf)
  45. North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)(PDF icon45. North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) Submission 31 July 2017.pdf
  46. Jesuit Social Services (PDF icon46. Jesuit Social Services (JSS) Submission 31 July 2017.pdf
  47. National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) (PDF icon47. NATSILS Submission (2 August 2017).pdf)
  48. Legal Aid New South Wales