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OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q2, 2021 - 25 August 2021

This Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from April to June 2021. Highlights include Guest Speakers Geoff Mulherin from the NSW Law and Justice Foundation. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q1 2021 - 2 June 2021

This Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from January to March 2021. Highlights include Guest Speakers Edwina Crawford from Department of Communities and Justice&Karly Warner from ALS giving a presentation at the quarterly Plenary Group meeting about the new National Agreement on 'Closing the Gap', which was signed off by the NSW Premier on 27 July 2020. The Fines and Traffic Law working group reported on proposed research by Dr Julia Quilter and Prof. Russell Hogg that extends their previous research on mandatory bicycle helmet laws to a broader overview of 'non-serious' transport offences. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q4 2020 - 18 March 2021

This Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from September to December 2020. Highlights include Guest Speakers Dr Jane Bolitho&Thea Deakin-Greenwood giving a presentation at the quarterly Plenary Group meeting about Restorative Justice Conferencing and the Cicada Project. The Doli Incapax working group reported on their progress in developing an information hub for defence practitioners regarding doli incapax. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q3 2020 - 21 October 2020

This Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from July to September 2020. Highlights include Guest Speaker NSW Chief Psychiatrist Dr Murray Wright giving a presentation at the quarterly Plenary Group meeting about mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Prisoners Forum completing a review and update of its Terms of Reference. > More

Dynamic CSP catchment map now available - 30 July 2020

A dynamic map showing the catchments that have been developed through the NLAF Collaborative Service Planning Working Group is now available on the CSP Working Group page. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q2 2020 - 23 July 2020

This Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from April to June 2020. Highlights include Guest Speaker, Dr Julia Quilter, presenting her research on NSW's Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Law (MHL) and the Doli incapax Working Group developing an information hub for defence practitioners on doli incapax. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q1 2020 - 23 April 2020

In the absence of a first quarter meeting, and as our members navigate providing services remotely, this Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from January to March 2020. Highlights include the first meeting of the Doli incapax Working Group, the outcomes of the follow-up bail workshop hosted by the Aboriginal Incarceration Working Group, and the Fines and Traffic Law Working Group providing input on Draft Ministerial Guidelines for the purpose of administering recent amendments to the Fines Act 1996 (NSW). > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q4 2019 - 30 January 2020

This Highlights Report for October to December 2019 outlines the newly formed Doli incapax Working Group. It also includes an overview of the ongoing work of existing groups in relation to collaborative service planning, the impact of bicycle fines on young people and analysis of data on the over-representation of Aboriginal persons in the prison population. > More

Discussion paper on proposed Metropolitan Catchments for Service Planning December 2019 - 13 December 2019

The discussion paper on the proposed metropolitan catchments for collaborative service planning which have been developed through the NLAF Working Group is now available > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q3 2019 - 24 October 2019

This Highlights Report for the third quarter of 2019 covers issues such as the impact of bicycle fines on young people and Aboriginal communities, the work being done on bail conditions and how to reduce the high volume of breaches of bail for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It also outlines revised regional catchments for collaborative service planning. > More

Map of revised Catchments for Service Planning October 2019 - 23 October 2019

Revised regional catchments have been developed through the NLAF Collaborative Service Planning Working Group. A map showing the catchments as at October 2019 is now available > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q2 2019

The Highlights Report for the second quarter of 2019 covers issues such the presumption of doli incapax, BOCSAR data on breaches of bail for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, collaborative service planning, youth justice and more. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q1 2019

The Highlights Report for the first quarter of 2019 covers issues such as age of criminal responsibility, Aboriginal incarceration, collaborative service planning, repeat traffic offenders and more. > More

The Age: Free travel expanded for homeless and disadvantaged Victorians - 25 October 2018

Homeless and disadvantaged Victorians can now travel for free on public transport under an Andrews government trial. > More