Progress Report

Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia

30 June 2022

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On 29 March 2022, the Senate referred an inquiry into the application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 15 September 2022.

To date, the committee has received 56 submissions. However, the prorogation of the 46th Parliament on 11 April 2022 prevented the committee from progressing the inquiry.

Noting the above, and as the composition of the Senate changes on 1 July 2022, the committee considers it appropriate for the Senate in the 47th Parliament to resolve whether or not this inquiry should be re-referred.

Yours sincerely,

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Appendix 1
Submissions and additional information
2 Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (ANFA)
3 Save the Children Australia
4 UNSW Law Society
5 ACT Human Rights Commission
6 ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Research Hub
7 Life Without Barriers
8 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
9 Voices of Influence Australia
10 Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia
11 Australian Greens First Nations Network (AGFNN)
12 Dr Adam Heaton
13 Mr Benjamin Cronshaw
14 Mr Ganur Maynard
15 Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation
16 Change the Record
17 Dr Alice Taylor and Assistant Professor Narelle Bedford
18 Friends of the Earth Australia
19 Liberty Victoria
20 Responsible Investment Association Australasia
21 Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)
22 Dr Harry Hobbs
23 Mr David Noonan
24 President of Norfolk Island People for Democracy (NIPD)

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25 Mr Peter Remta
26 Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
27 Ms Janet Donnelly
28 First Languages Australia
29 Dr Shelley Bielefeld

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30 NSW Council for Civil Liberties
31 Conservation Council

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32 Kimberley Community Legal Services
33 Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
34 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc.
35 Ms Lydia McGrady
36 Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Newcastle
37 Josephite SA Reconciliation Circle
38 Name Withheld
39 Confidential
40 Confidential
41 Gudanji For Country
42 Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR)
43 Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education
44 Emeritus Professor Jon Altman
45 Mr Dominic WY Kanak
46 Environmental Justice Australia
47 North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
48 Accountable Income Management Network (AIMN)
49 NSW Aboriginal Land Council
50 Ms Tara Ali, Ms Monica Dalton and Professor Asmi Wood
51 Mr Yingiya Guyula MLA
52 National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners
53 Australian Human Rights Commission
54 Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
55 Ibbai Waggan-Wiradjuri People
56 South Australia Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON)

Additional Information
1 Two justice systems working together - Report on the recognition of local Aboriginal laws in sentencing and bail; received from the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee on 13 April 2022

2 Final report - Mandatory sentencing and community-based sentencing options; received from the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee on 13 April 2022

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560