Submission

Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture

The joint submission calls on governments across Australia to take immediate action to reduce the number of people held in places of detention.
Briefing paper

Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand and the intergenerational effects of incarceration

This report looks at the need to address and prevent intergenerational effects of incarceration of Indigenous peoples.
Report

Critical condition: the impact of Covid-19 policies, policing and prisons on First Nations communities

This report highlights the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been disproportionately affected by the more punitive and restrictive policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operation Betka: an investigation into alleged corrupt conduct by a former contractor of the Department of Education and Training

Operation Betka was an IBAC investigation into allegations a contracted Senior Project Manager in the Information Technology Division of the Department of Education and Training was involved in serious corrupt conduct.
Discussion paper

COVID-19 and separated families

The focus of this paper is the approximately 650,000 separated families, and the 1.3 million children affected by these separations in Australia. For these families too, it is likely that COVID-19 will amplify both the opportunities and the dangers.
Report

Sunny side up: strengthening the consumer protection regime for solar panels in Victoria

The rapid growth of the solar industry, the number of players entering and exiting the industry, government financial incentives, the complexity of the technology being sold along with regulatory gaps are creating an environment in which consumer harm can thrive.
Report

Regulator watch: the enforcement performance of Australia’s consumer protection regulators

Robust enforcement by consumer regulators can protect individual consumers as well as contribute to fairness within markets. This report was conceived in response to the absence of a public mechanism to compare whether, and if so, how much, enforcement work is being done by our...
Report

Regulator watch: the enforcement performance of Australia’s consumer protection regulators

Following the first edition of Regulator Watch in 2013, this edition compares the enforcement activities of key regulators, to assess how their performance has improved and renews calls for greater enforcement activity and more consistent, accessible and transparent reporting.
Report

Victims’ voices: the justice needs and experiences of New Zealand serious crime victims

Decades of international research show that many crime victims feel sidelined, unheard, and let down by a justice system that is more focussed on offenders than victims. This report presents the findings of research on the justice experiences and needs of 32 victims of serious...
Report

Cybercrime in Southeast Asia

This report argues that Australia’s current approach to fighting cybercrime needs to be augmented to account more seriously for the local dimension, particularly in Southeast Asia, and our fight against cybercrime should be more targeted, enduring and forward-looking.