Law reform and strategic advocacy

We are committed to building a better justice system for all Victorians.

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Your story, your say

Sharing consumers’ ideas for mental health system reform

'The 'protections' in place for my rights were too late and ineffective. I didn’t get access to the Independent Mental Health Advocacy until three weeks into my admission, so many decisions had already taken place. It was made clear there was no room for negotiation.’ Read Your story, your say – experiences of the mental health system

Challenging Centrelink’s robo-debt system

The robo-debt system has caused severe hardship for many people. It has caused people to repay money they do not owe and undermined trust in our social security system. We’ve been instrumental in challenging the unlawful and unfair aspects of the scheme and continue to advocate for a fairer, more accurate system that people can trust.  

A national disability insurance scheme that meets people’s needs

We believe in the potential of the NDIS to deliver choice and control to people living with disability. But we also see that when the NDIS is not working as it should, there are devastating consequences for people, their families and communities. We’re working towards an NDIS that ensures people receive the supports and services they need to live well and independently in the community.

Care Not Custody – children in state care deserve a bright future

Young people in state care are some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children. But too often they are charged with criminal offences for things that would never attract police attention in a family home and are overrepresented in the justice system. We need a new way forward to reduce the contact between these young people and the justice system.Fu rutrum magna. Fusce at auctor est, in accumsan erat. 

Roads to recovery: building a better system for people experiencing mental health issues in Victoria

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the way systems respond to people with mental health issues. The current approach is not working and, at times, is harmful. We are suggesting changes that will make it easier for people with mental health issues to receive the support they identify they need. 

A safe, accessible and inclusive family law system

We believe in a family law system which is safe and puts the best interests of children at the centre of all decisions. The system should be inclusive and easy to access for all who need to use it, but we know too many people can’t get help, or find the system confusing, expensive or intimidating.