Submissions to Parliamentary Inquiries

Professor Gerber is often invited, or takes the initiative to make a submission to parliamentary inquiries in an effort to positively influence law reform. On several occasions her arguments have been favourably referred to in Committee reports. A selection of her submissions appear on this page.

 

Submission to Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into adoption by Same-Sex couples (March 2015)

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 (July 2014)

Submission to Queensland Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee regarding the Electoral Reform Amendment Bill 2013 (2014)

Submission on Birth Registration to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [with Plan International] (2013).

Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Birth Registration and Birth Certificates (2012).

Submission to the Inquiry into whether Australia should sign the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2012).

Submissions to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill and the Marriage Amendment Bill (2012).

Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child re Australia’s compliance with Article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2011).

Submission to the Community Consultation into a Charter of Human Rights & Responsibilities for Tasmania (2010).

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee regarding the Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill (2009).

Submission to the Parliament of New South Wales Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice regarding the ‘Inquiry into Adoption by Same Sex Couples‘ (2009).

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