The Online Hate Prevention is regularly called upon by governments in Australia and overseas to advise on law reform matters related to online hate and extremism. We also make public policy recommendations in our major reports, some recommendations are for governments, some for industry, and some for other stakeholders.

A selection of our public policy and law reform engagements are below, this is list is not complete.

Submissions to Government

2022 Submission on Prohibition on Display of Nazi Symbols, Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victorian Government

2022 Submission on the National Anti-Racism Framework, Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Government

2021 Submission to the Inquiry into the Online Safety Bill 2021, Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications, Australian Parliament

2021 Submission to the Consultation on the Online Safety (Basic Online Safety Expectations) Determination, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development And Communications, Australian Government

2021 Submission to the Consultation on a Bill for a New Online Safety Act, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development And Communications, Australian Government

2021 Submission on Extremist Movements & Radicalism in Australia, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Australian Parliament

2020 Supplemental Submission, Online Vilification and Coronavirus, Inquiry Into Anti-vilification Protections, Legal and Social Issues Committee Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria

2020 Submission to the Inquiry Into Anti-vilification Protections, Legal and Social Issues Committee Legislative Assembly, Parliament of Victoria

2020 Submission to the Consultation on a new Online Safety Act, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development And Communications, Australian Government

2018 Submission on the Human Rights and Technology: Issues Paper (2018), Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Government

2018 Briefing for the Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government

2017 Cyber Racism, Personal Well-being and Community Resilience, Project Report and Recommendations to Vichealth, Victorian Government (a confidential report from the CRaCR research team which OHPI participated in)

2017 Cyber Racism, And Community Resilience: Project Report and Recommendations to Australian Human Rights Commission (a confidential report from the CRaCR research team which OHPI participated in)

2016 Submission to the Inquiry into the Freedom of Speech in Australia, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Australian Parliament

2016 Submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 Census, Senate Standing Committees on Economics, Australian Parliament

2014 Submission on the Discussion Paper on Enhancing Online Safety for Children, Department of Communications, Australian Government

2014 Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General on the Proposed Amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Australian Government

2013 Submission on the draft issues paper “Two freedoms: freedom of expression and freedom from racial vilification”, Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Government

2012 Submission to the Coalitions Review of Online Safety for Children, Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party of Australia

Appearances and Presentations on Public Policy

2020 Address to the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues

2020 Asia Pacific Regional Forum on Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities

2018 Real Time Crisis Communications, Victoria Police

2018 Empowering communities to help tackle incitement, Crime and Communities Conference

2018 Solving antisemitic hate speech in social media through a global approach to local action, An End to Antisemitism! Conference

2014 Interview with Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for the Reporting Racism Report