Access to and Interaction with the Justice System for People with Disabilities

Committee Details

Standing Orders of the Legislative Council
52nd Parliament 06/05/2010 - 15/02/2014
Reported 25 July 2013

Committee Function

I. A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on access to and interaction with the South Australian Justice System for people with disabilities, their families, carers and support networks, namely -
(a) participants’ knowledge of their rights;
(b) availability and use of appropriate services supports;
(c) dealings with the police;
(d) the operation of the courts;
(e) how South Australia compares with other states and countries in terms of access to the justice system for people with disabilities and what measures could be taken to enhance participation in and thereby provide people with disabilities with just and equitable access to our justice system; and
(f) any other related matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.