It is our vision to achieve an accountable and accessible justice system that at all times respects and upholds our democratic freedoms and human rights. The principles of equality, fairness and reasonableness will drive our efforts to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice frameworks.
Our three key priority areas are:
- Strengthening Australia’s equality laws in order to bring about a fairer, healthier and more inclusive society;
- Reducing crime and improving public safety via nationally co-ordinated and sustained investment in services and programs which effectively address the underlying causes of crime in those communities which need it most (i.e. Justice Reinvestment); and
- Improving access to justice by addressing unmet need and gaps in service delivery in Australia’s legal system, particularly increased funding for legal aid and community legal centres.
17 May 2013
The 2013 Labor Budget will do little to ease the stress on Australians. Senator Penny Wright talks about what was in the budg...
02 May 2013
The Australian Greens today called on the Federal Government to support David Hicks's appeal against his US conviction.
03 May 2013 | 6:30 pm
Senator Penny Wright to attend the 2013 Human Rights Dinner on Friday 3 May in Melbourne.
31 May 2013 | 9:30 am
Senator Penny Wright to speak at the 2013 NTCOSS Conference in Darwin.
17 Apr 2013
This story aired on the ABCs Lateline program on 16th April.Produced by Steve Cannane.
12 Apr 2013
As the Prime Minister announces a new crime prevention initiative, a Senate Inquiry is about to get underway which will challen...
02 Apr 2013
Disadvantaged Australians are being hit hardest by Family Court fee rises, according to submissions made to a Senate Inquiry ch...
25 Mar 2013 | 9:30 am
Senators Penny Wright, Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam to speak at the ACOSS National Conference.
20 Mar 2013
Did you know in Australia it is okay for a religious school to refuse an enrolment to a child just because her parents are ga...
20 Mar 2013
Labor has dumped its own plans for widespread discrimination reform, demonstrating they don't have the courage of their convict...