We recognise that people from migrant and refugee backgrounds can experience significant barriers to accessing justice.

Judicial Council on Diversity and Inclusion

SPG provides secretariat for the Judicial Council on Diversity & Inclusion (JCDI)—an advisory body that was established in 2014 by former Chief Justice French and endorsed by the Council of Chief Justices Australia and New Zealand to promote procedural fairness and equality of treatment of all court users, and to promote public trust and confidence in Australian courts and the judiciary among the population in all its diversity.

The Judicial Council on Diversity & Inclusion (JCDI) engages in consultation with the community and develops and provides advice on court protocols, best practice guidelines, and tools for responding to cultural and linguistic diversity-related matters. Issues relating to diversity and inclusion encompass people and communities who experience social exclusion and disadvantage, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants and refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people, women, and older Australians.

Essentials of Culturally Responsive Practice for Judicial Officers

We provide Essentials of Culturally Responsive Practice for Judicial Officers training for professionals working in courts and tribunals to explore the concept of culture and culturally responsive approaches, and to provide practical guidelines that can be incorporated when working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (in particular, migrants and refugees) within the judicial system.

Please download the enquiry form below and email it to or fill out the online form to enquire about training.

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Diversity and Inclusion Justice Network

SPG facilitates the network of Diversity and Inclusion Advocates across Australia, with a focus on providing advice and assistance in the development of resources related to the work of JCDI.