Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice (CRRLJ)

The mission of the CRRLJ

The mission of the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice is to enhance access to improved justice systems and services for rural and regional Australians through research, education, engagement and advocacy.

The Centre for Rural and Regional Law and Justice (CRRLJ) is a unique centre of the Faculty of Business and Law which draws on cross disciplinary knowledge and expertise, and provides an opportunity to engage meaningfully with regional communities, services, industry and government.

The Centre operates within the context of:

  • The need for a forum of regional organisations dealing with or representing clients experiencing justice system services and those within relevant academic disciplines, to articulate and share a coherent voice.

  • The need for informed research which is practical, relevant and applicable which focuses on improving access to and the delivery of equitable law and justice system services to rural and regional Australia.

  • A growing acknowledgment by government and policy makers of the need to better respond to the social, economic, environmental and natural resource management issues for regional Australia - all of which hinge on the delivery of an effective system of law and justice to those communities.

  • The Centres alignment with and advancement of the Deakin University Strategic Plan, with particular reference to the University's Mission to be 'a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves' and the Core Commitment to, 'Rural and Regional Engagement', and 'Research that Makes a Difference'.

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