Access to Justice: Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010

On 29 October 2010, the Human Rights Law Resource Centre and the PILCH Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic made a joint submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010. The Bill: requires civil litigants to take genuine steps to resolve disputes before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings.

Download the HRLC submission here.