Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Final Report of the Law Council's Justice Project

24 Aug


The Law Council of Australia has conducted a national, comprehensive review into the state of access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage.

Around 150 consultations were held, and 129 submissions received, revealing often heartbreaking accounts from everyday Australians about the devastating consequences of not being able to access justice, or of receiving poor justice outcomes.

Focussing on 13 priority groups identified as facing significant social and economic disadvantage, the final report shines a light on justice issues for these groups by undercovering systemic flaws and identifying service gaps. It also highlights what is working well.

The constructive, informed recommendations in the final report provide a roadmap for future action, building the case for new, whole-of-government justice strategies secured by appropriate funding.

The final report can be found here:



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