DVNSW regularly makes submissions—a written response—to various government inquiries (Federal/Australian Government and NSW Government). These inquiries are conducted by government committees.

As part of an inquiry, a committee usually asks for written submissions addressing the terms of reference. The terms of reference for each inquiry are on the committee’s website. There are no terms of reference for a bill, because a committee is seeking comments on the bill itself.

DVNSW also provides submissions on discussion and issues papers prepared by a Royal Commission or government agency.

You can find our submissions below.

DVNSW: Inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children – Submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – December 2022

DVNSW: Consultation Draft – National Principles to Address Coercive Control – November 2022

DVNSW: Submission into Parents Next – Submission to the Select Committee on Workforce Australia Employment Services – November 2022

DVNSW: Keeping Pets in Rental Homes – Residential Tenancies – Pets in Tenancies Consultation, Policy and Strategy, Better Regulation Division, Department of Customer Service – November 2022

DVNSW: Review of Fraud and Fraud Related Offences – Submission to The Law Reform and Sentencing Council Secretariat, Department of Communities and Justice – November 2022

DVNSW: Statutory Review of domestic violence provisions in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 – November 2022

DVNSW: Joint Submission in response to Strata Management Bill 2022 – Submission to Better Regulation Division, NSW Department of Customer Service – October 2022

DVNSW: Inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 – Joint submission to Standing Committee on Social Issues, NSW Parliament – October 2022

DVNSW: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 – Submission to Department of Communities and Justice – September 2022

DVNSW: Recommendations for the Statutory Review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 – Submission to the Department of Communities and Justice – July 2022

DVNSW & Womens Legal Service NSW: Recommendations for the Statutory Review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013 – Joint Submission to the Department of Communities and Justice – July 2022

DVNSW: Inquiry into Homelessness Amongst Older People Aged Over 55 in NSW – Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Issues – June 2022

DVNSW: Domestic and family violence and disaster management in NSW – Submission to the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry – May 2022

DVNSW: Domestic and family violence and disaster management in NSW – Submission to the Inquiry into the response to major flooding across New South Wales in 2022

DVNSW: Submission to the Draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022 – 2032 – March 2022

DVNSW: Coronial Jurisdiction Submission – March 2022

DVNSW: Women’s Economic Opportunities Review – March 2022

DVNSW: DVSAT Redesign Submission

DVNSW: Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCAS) – Pre-budget Submission 2022-2023

DVNSW: Strengthening the NSW Response to domestic and family violence – Pre-budget Submission 2022-2023

DVNSW: Feedback on the draft bill to enact reforms of sentencing practices for historical offences – Feedback to Policy, Reform and Legislative Branch, Department of Communities and Justice – January 2022