Discussion paper

The Justice Project: introduction and consultation questions

Access to justice Courts Justice Australia

The Law Council is undertaking a comprehensive national review into the state of access to justice in Australia.

The Justice Project is being overseen by an expert Steering Committee of eminent lawyers, jurists and academics, chaired by former High Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Robert French AC.

The project is focusing on justice barriers facing those with significant social and economic disadvantage, as well as identifying what is working to reduce those barriers.

It will look at the justice system from the people’s point of view and will culminate in a final report, following a literature review and consultation process.

The Justice Project aims to build the case for better justice strategies and law reform secured by appropriate funding.

The Law Council is also taking the project on the road visiting numerous rural, regional and metro locations Australia-wide to gather evidence in August and September.

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