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Law Council of Australia


Policy Statement - Justice Impact Assessments

12 September 2013

This Policy Statement proposes the adoption by the Commonwealth of a national justice impact assessment process.

Broadly, this process would require Commonwealth Government Departments and Agencies to consider the potential impacts that a proposed legislative or regulatory change may have on the justice system.

This includes impacts on:

Justice impact assessments would extend the existing Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) process to analysis of costs and impacts on the justice system.


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