Pursuant to section 16(1)(c) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 the Social Development Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the potential for a Human Rights Act for South Australia. The inquiry will focus on:

a) the effectiveness of current laws and mechanisms for protecting human rights in South Australia and any possible improvements to these mechanisms;
b) the operation and effectiveness of human rights legislation in other jurisdictions;
c) the strengths and weaknesses of adopting a Human Rights Act in South Australia;
d) the potential human rights protections in any act;
e) the potential implications of any act for the making of laws, courts and tribunals, public authorities and other entities;
f) any other related matters.
Any person or organisation wanting to make a written submission or register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the inquiry, is invited to do so by Friday 16 February 2024.

Please note, the Committee reserves the right to determine which witnesses will be invited to provide an oral submission and written submissions that address issues outside the terms of reference may not be accepted. Unless determined otherwise by the Committee, submissions are made publicly available on the internet.

Additional information on the Committee and making a submission is available at https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/committees/sdc

Please address submissions and enquiries to:
The Secretary
Social Development Committee
GPO Box 572, Adelaide 5001
08 82379416

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.