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Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia—Progress report, dated 23 June 2022


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THE SENATE

LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE

PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6277 3560 Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au Internet: www.aph.gov.au/senate_legalcon

23 June 2022

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

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 Chair

Appendix 1

Submissions and additional information

1 HESTA

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  Attachment 1  Attachment 2

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30 NSW Council for Civil Liberties 31 Conservation Council  Attachment 1  Attachment 2

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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